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fuse in Bombs & terrorism topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfusefuse1 /fjuːz/ noun [countable]  1 fuses.jpg DTPEa short thin piece of wire inside electrical equipment which prevents damage by melting and stopping the electricity when there is too much power two 13 amp fuses I taught him how to change a fuse.blow a fuse (=make it melt by putting too much electricity through it)2 (also fuze American English)DLOSCB a thing that delays a bomb, firework etc from exploding until you are a safe distance away, or makes it explode at a particular time3 a short fuse blow a fuse at blow1(16)
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fuseHot water is even more scarce and depends on the weather, or whether or not a fuse has blown.Ken ran to Maurine and Hayes's house, and Hayes rushed into our basement and replaced a blown fuse.But fuses had disadvantages, as well.The process continues, like the flame of a firecracker fuse.I've even known him switch on a light without blowing all the fuses.Be sure all safety measures have been taken before lighting the fuse.If there are no electric cables, you can replace the fuses without worry.Then, you would crimp the blasting cap on to the time fuse.blow a fuseKen ran to Maurine and Hayes's house, and Hayes rushed into our basement and replaced a blown fuse.