Translation of "short circuit" - English-Spanish dictionary

short circuit

noun uk /ˌʃɔːtˈsɜː.kɪt/ us /ˌʃɔːrtˈsɝː-/ 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

short-circuit verb uk us informal short

to cause a short circuit

hacer cortocircuito
If those two wires touch, the appliance will short-circuit and probably go up in flames.

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