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fuse

verb To join or melt one substance into another.

fuse

(fūz) [L. fusus, poured]
1. A safety device consisting of a strip of wire made from easily meltable metal of predetermined conductance. The metal melts, breaking the circuit when excess current passes through.
2. To unite or blend together, as the coherence of adjacent body structures.
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FRANCE scrum-half Morgan Parra has lit the fuse ahead of this afternoon's crunch Six Nations showdown in Paris by claiming Ireland cheated their way to last year's Grand Slam title.
The Record's Hugh Keevins lit the fuse for a feisty debate by insisting Pearson's ambition was to play for Celtic.
Jon Kenworthy lit the fuse with a third-minute goal but the League of Wales side had to wait until three minutes before the break for their second from Craig Hutchinson.
So, it was tax policy, Adams argues, and not the controversy over slavery, that lit the fuse leading to the cataclysm of the Civil War.
Pyrotechnical experts from across the country lit the fuse on the British Musical Fireworks Championship at the resort's Kings Gardens.
Welsh hopes of World Cup qualification were scorched long ago, but now Gould is looking for Giggs to turn the Belgians' dreams to ashes - just as he lit the fuse to blow away Juventus for Manchester United in midweek.
Jackie Fullerton joined him in his beeb studio to switch on the cheep 30-bulb set just before Peter Andre lit the fuse in London and a full three hours before Ballymena became the first town to light up their tree.
Manchester United lit the fuse by agreeing a pounds 624million takeover by Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB two days ago.
Almost 30 years after they first lit the fuse, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE still thrills.
CARLISLE defender Peter Murphy has lit the fuse for tonight's play-off showdown with Leeds after branding the Elland Road club "arrogant".
Strasbourg supremo Bernard Gardon last night lit the fuse on an explosive Ibrox showdown when he wrote off Rangers' Euro hopes.
AUSSIE rugby boss John O'Neill last night lit the fuse under a probable England-Australia World Cup quarter-final by declaring: "We all hate England".