Definition of 'short-circuit'
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It is usually caused by a short circuit. BMA Family Doctor Guide - Heart Disease (1989)He said that the fire was probably caused by a short circuit or carelessness. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was caused by a short circuit that resulted in a thermal overload that spread the fire to other cells. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is thought a burning moped had been left up against the lamppost, causing the electrics to short circuit. The Sun (2014)A The most likely cause is a short circuit in one or more of the door locks' electrical controls. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But you could short-circuit the process in the interests of your clients as well as those of the Crown. DOUBTFUL MOTIVESHer tears were like rain on the valves and condensers of a radio set, causing it to short-circuit and make action impossible. THE OPEN DOOR
I have been able to short-circuit their immune systems, and they will live much longer than unprotected rats. THE THREE INVESTIGATORS
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