fuse noun

1 device that makes a bomb explode

ADJ. short | long, slow | safety

VERB + FUSE set He set the fuse to thirty minutes. | light

2 in an electric circuit

ADJ. 5-amp, 10-amp, 13-amp, etc.

VERB + FUSE fit Make sure that the correct fuse is fitted. | change, replace | blow When the machine was switched on it blew a fuse.

FUSE + VERB blow Fuses blow if they are overloaded.

FUSE + NOUN wire | box The fire started in the fuse box downstairs.