short circuit Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"short circuit" in British English

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short circuitnoun [C]

uk   /ˌʃɔːtˈsɜː.kɪt/  us   /ˌʃɔːrtˈsɝː-/ (informal short)
a ​badelectricalconnection that ​causes the ​current to ​flow in the ​wrongdirection, often having the ​effect of ​stopping the ​powersupply
short-circuit
verb [I or T] uk   us   (informal short)
to ​cause a short ​circuit: If those two ​wirestouch, the ​appliance will short-circuit and ​probably go up in ​flames.
(Definition of short circuit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"short circuit" in American English

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short circuitnoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃɔrt ˈsɜr·kət/ (infml short)
an ​electricalconnection that not ​workingcorrectly and ​allows too much ​current to ​flow into a circuit (= a ​closedsystem of ​wires), causing a ​dangerouscondition
(Definition of short circuit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “short circuit”
in Chinese (Simplified) 短路…
in Chinese (Traditional) 短路…
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