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short-cir·cuit

(shôrt′sûr′kĭt)
v. short-cir·cuit·ed, short-cir·cuit·ing, short-cir·cuits
v.tr.
1. To cause to have a short circuit.
2. Informal To hamper the progress of; impede.
3. To bypass.
v.intr.
To become affected with a short circuit.

short′ cir′cuit


n.
an abnormal condition of relatively low resistance between two points of differing potential in a circuit, usu. resulting in a flow of excess current.
[1875–80]

short′-cir′cuit



v.t.
1.
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.
[1870–75]

short-circuit


Past participle: short-circuited
Gerund: short-circuiting

Imperative
short-circuit
short-circuit
Present
I short-circuit
you short-circuit
he/she/it short-circuits
we short-circuit
you short-circuit
they short-circuit
Preterite
I short-circuited
you short-circuited
he/she/it short-circuited
we short-circuited
you short-circuited
they short-circuited
Present Continuous
I am short-circuiting
you are short-circuiting
he/she/it is short-circuiting
we are short-circuiting
you are short-circuiting
they are short-circuiting
Present Perfect
I have short-circuited
you have short-circuited
he/she/it has short-circuited
we have short-circuited
you have short-circuited
they have short-circuited
Past Continuous
I was short-circuiting
you were short-circuiting
he/she/it was short-circuiting
we were short-circuiting
you were short-circuiting
they were short-circuiting
Past Perfect
I had short-circuited
you had short-circuited
he/she/it had short-circuited
we had short-circuited
you had short-circuited
they had short-circuited
Future
I will short-circuit
you will short-circuit
he/she/it will short-circuit
we will short-circuit
you will short-circuit
they will short-circuit
Future Perfect
I will have short-circuited
you will have short-circuited
he/she/it will have short-circuited
we will have short-circuited
you will have short-circuited
they will have short-circuited
Future Continuous
I will be short-circuiting
you will be short-circuiting
he/she/it will be short-circuiting
we will be short-circuiting
you will be short-circuiting
they will be short-circuiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been short-circuiting
you have been short-circuiting
he/she/it has been short-circuiting
we have been short-circuiting
you have been short-circuiting
they have been short-circuiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been short-circuiting
you will have been short-circuiting
he/she/it will have been short-circuiting
we will have been short-circuiting
you will have been short-circuiting
they will have been short-circuiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been short-circuiting
you had been short-circuiting
he/she/it had been short-circuiting
we had been short-circuiting
you had been short-circuiting
they had been short-circuiting
Conditional
I would short-circuit
you would short-circuit
he/she/it would short-circuit
we would short-circuit
you would short-circuit
they would short-circuit
Past Conditional
I would have short-circuited
you would have short-circuited
he/she/it would have short-circuited
we would have short-circuited
you would have short-circuited
they would have short-circuited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.short-circuit - hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm feelings"
frustrate, scotch, thwart, foil, baffle, bilk, cross, spoil - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
2.short-circuit - create a short circuit in
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
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"
Translations

short-circuit

[ˈʃɔːtˈsɜːkɪt] (Elec)
A. Ncortocircuito m
B. VT
1. (Elec) → provocar un cortocircuito en
2. (fig) (= bypass) → evitar (la necesidad de pasar por)
C. VIhacer un cortocircuito

short-circuit

[ˌʃɔːtˈsɜːkɪt]
1. vt (Elec) → mettere in cortocircuito
2. vi (Elec) → fare cortocircuito
References in classic literature ?
lights on approaching a traffic-lane because your electrics had short-circuited is a misfortune which might befall any one.
ISLAMABAD -- Investigators on Sunday ruled out the probability of a short-circuit causing a fire in the Tarlai Revenue Centre, though they stopped short of clarifying whether the fire was accidental or not.
Police said Tuesday that fire erupted in a hosiery factory situated at Bohar chowk, Jhang road due to short-circuit.The fire engulfed the entire surroundings and burnt precious material worth millions of rupees.
Summary: Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 25 (ANI): A fire broke out inside a godown due to short-circuit in Collectorganj area of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning.
The fire, which apparently broke out because of electric short-circuit, reduced to ashes grocery items, footwear, garments and other goods in the shops.
A fire broke out owing to a short-circuit in one specific area of the PM Secretariat,' a PM House spokesperson said.
ATTOCK -- A woman died and her son received critical burns when a fire broke out due short-circuit in her house situated in Mehria Town here on Friday.
The fire erupted due to electricity short-circuit. No loss of life or property was reported as the fire tenders extinguished the fire promptly.
2) prevention of the breakdown of the secondary circuits' cable insulation by industrial frequency voltages when the short-circuit currents flow to the GS;
A fire that recently broke out in Kuwait's Sharq Industrial Area was caused by an electric short-circuit, it has been revealed.
In charge stratification the injection of fuel into the crankcase or intake runners is timed such that the first charge entering the cylinder is very lean (since it is more likely to short-circuit), while the tail portion of the fresh charge is rich.