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English definition of “fuse”

fuse

verb [I or T] (STOP WORKING)    /fjuːz/ UK
When an electrical device or piece of machinery fuses, or when someone or something fuses it, it stops working because the electric current is too high: Either my headlights have fused or the bulbs have gone. The kids were messing around with the switches and they fused the lights.Electrical components and circuitry
(Definition of fuse verb (STOP WORKING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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