Definition of “fuse” - 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/

fuse verb [ I or T ] (JOIN)

to join or become combined:

Genes determine how we develop from the moment the sperm fuses with the egg.
The bones of the skull are not properly fused at birth.
In Istanbul, East and West fuse together in a way that is fascinating to observe.

(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)