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Shame nobody has tried to fuse the two by placing plastic fences on the runway. The Sun (2016)He must mend the electric light when it fuses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sadly, none of those visits included a tour of the boiler house or the fuse boxes. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Light fuse, stand back. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We found the fuse box using a torch and reset the mains straightaway. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You were not born with a short fuse. Coping with Angina (1990)Many of the lights had fused or were flickering. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then together lighting a single candle that announced them as two souls fused into one. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And the intensity of the heat fused the fingers on his right hand. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The sweaty ones with bits of fuse wire sticking out of their beards? The Sun (2009)My dad has the good grace to laugh as he fiddles with the fuse box. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Tourism chiefs said a short fuse was used because of high winds. The Sun (2009)He helped to light the fuse on the international pop art movement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their other two legs are fused into a single limb with nine toes. The Sun (2009)The intense heat destroyed some of his fingers and fused others together. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When the workmen arrived they quickly fixed the problem by flicking the trip switch in his fuse box. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the space of barely an hour we witnessed a masterclass in how to fuse jazz and chamber music. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Must watch out for short fuse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are joined at the chest facing each other, with fused hearts and one liver. The Sun (2009)Somehow, all the elements fuse together to form one of the most innovative releases of the year so far. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Two souls fused into one. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A fuse had definitely blown somewhere. The Sun (2013)It was only a beginning - an experiment in fusing live music and circus skills that had been just four days in the making. Times, Sunday Times (2008)From the moment that he began to speak and write about his aim of fusing music and drama, he was up against it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)QMy PC regularly blows the fuse in the plug. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a very difficult job for those who are a bit weak and take stimulants - you can blow a fuse. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A trio from Manchester who fuse jazz, electronics and classical music. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'fuse'
British English: fuse /fjuːz/ NOUN
In an electrical appliance, a fuse is a wire safety device which melts and stops the electric current if there is a fault.
The fuse blew as he pressed the button to start the motor.
- American English: fuse
- Arabic: مِصْهَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: fusível
- Chinese: 保险丝
- Croatian: osigurač
- Czech: pojistka elektrická
- Danish: sikring
- Dutch: zekering
- European Spanish: fusible fusible
- Finnish: sytytyslanka
- French: fusible
- German: Sicherung
- Greek: ασφάλεια ηλεκτρικό ρεύμα
- Italian: fusibile
- Japanese: ヒューズ
- Korean: 퓨즈
- Norwegian: sikring
- Polish: zapalnik
- European Portuguese: fusível
- Romanian: siguranță
- Russian: плавкий предохранитель
- Spanish: fusible
- Swedish: säkring
- Thai: ฟิวส์
- Turkish: sigorta elektrik
- Ukrainian: запобіжник
- Vietnamese: cầu chì
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