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v. short-cir·cuit·ed, short-cir·cuit·ing, short-cir·cuits
1. To cause to have a short circuit.
2. Informal To hamper the progress of; impede.
3. To bypass.
To become affected with a short circuit.
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an abnormal condition of relatively low resistance between two points of differing potential in a circuit, usu. resulting in a flow of excess current.
a. to make (a switch, etc.) inoperable by establishing a short circuit in.
b. to carry (a current) as a short circuit.
2. to bypass, impede, or frustrate.v.i.
3. to form or become disabled by a short circuit.
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Past participle: short-circuited
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|Verb||1.||short-circuit - hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm feelings"|
|2.||short-circuit - create a short circuit in|
|3.||short-circuit - avoid something unpleasant or laborious; "You cannot bypass these rules!"|
avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
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A. N → cortocircuito m
2. (fig) (= bypass) → evitar (la necesidad de pasar por)
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2. vi (Elec) → fare cortocircuito
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