Translation of "short circuit" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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short circuitnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌʃɔːt ˈsɜː.kɪt/ us /ˌʃɔːrt ˈsɝː.kɪt/ informal short

a bad electrical connection that causes the current to flow in the wrong direction, often having the effect of stopping the power supply

verb [ I or T ] uk us informal short

to cause a short circuit

If those two wires touch, the appliance will short-circuit and probably go up in flames. 如果那两根电线接触,电器就会短路,还有可能会起火。

(Translation of “short circuit” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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