Meaning of “fuse” in the English Dictionary

"fuse" in British English

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fusenoun [ C ]

uk /fjuːz/ us /fjuːz/

fuse noun [ C ] (DEVICE ON EXPLOSIVE)

a string or piece of paper connected to a firework or other explosive product by which it is lit, or a device inside a bomb that causes it to explode after a fixed length of time or when it hits or is near something:

He lit the fuse and ran.

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fuseverb [ I or T ]

uk /fjuːz/ us /fjuːz/

(Definition of “fuse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fuse" in American English

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fusenoun [ C ]

us /fjuz/

fuse noun [ C ] (SAFETY DEVICE)

a safety device for protecting an electrical system which contains a material that will melt if too much electricity passes through the system

fuse noun [ C ] (EXPLOSIVE DEVICE)

a cord or tube along which a flame moves to light fireworks or bomb, or a device inside a bomb that causes it to explode at a particular time or when it hits something

fuseverb [ I/T ]

us /fjuz/

fuse verb [ I/T ] (JOIN)

to join or become combined, or to cause things to join:

[ I ] The two cells are fused with a jolt of electricity.
[ T ] The heat of the fire fused many of the machine’s parts together.

(Definition of “fuse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fuse" in Business English

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fuseverb [ I or T ]

uk /fjuːz/ us

to join together to form one thing, or to make something do this:

The merger would fuse three companies that together employ 3,500 people.
fuse into sth The municipalities may even, in the future, fuse into a single city.

(Definition of “fuse” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)