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short circuit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electrical
short circuitˌshort ˈcircuit noun [countable]  TEEa failure of an electrical system, caused by bad wires or a fault in a connection in the wires
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short circuitCapacitor C2 is included to reduce the gain at d.c. to unity whilst appearing as a short circuit to a.c. signals.There was a short circuit Wednesday night on the side of the Cal State Northridge gym where the scoreboard is controlled.And that's despite the fact they have attracted the best short circuit entry of the year.An electrical short circuit started the fire, they think.There is no shortcut to human fulfillment for men-just the short circuit of impotence.Pedantry and intellectual theorising were not Basil's stock-in-trade; all such, he seemed to short circuit.The fire was reported to have been caused by a wiring short circuit.
Related topics: Electrical
short-circuitshort-ˈcircuit verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]TEE to have a short circuit or cause a short circuit in something2 [transitive]FAST/QUICK to get something done without going through the usual long methods syn bypass I short-circuited the whole process by a simple telephone call.
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short-circuitYou can short-circuit all the complicated messages by pressing 0.
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Verb table
short-circuit
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshort-circuit
he, she, itshort-circuits
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshort-circuited
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave short-circuited
he, she, ithas short-circuited
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad short-circuited
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill short-circuit
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have short-circuited
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam short-circuiting
he, she, itis short-circuiting
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you, we, theyare short-circuiting
Past
I, he, she, itwas short-circuiting
you, we, theywere short-circuiting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been short-circuiting
he, she, ithas been short-circuiting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been short-circuiting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be short-circuiting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been short-circuiting
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