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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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Another of Mr Driver's sister-in-laws, shop manageress Lillian Graham, also admitted the Driver family had short fuses.
Maybe it is that collective short fuse which is leading Celtic back into trouble and adding to their bad Bhoys reputation.
The source added: ''Macarthur's room is side by side with Ennis' but Ennis has a short fuse.
The nutty, ginger Scot has a short fuse and must have been prone to throwing cups, bottles and Youssef Chippo around the dressing room during times of strife.
For the defender with the short fuse has been booked in both of his last two Premier matches.
George loved his family but he did have a short fuse.
For example, Short Fuse sees players taking turns blowing out a bomb fuse with the mic, while Cherry-Go-Round has you wielding the stylus to throw a cherry as far as possible.
His secret is he doesn't just run out with a whistle and notebook, sharp pencil and short fuse.
And he also seems to have inherited Becks' short fuse, throwing a massive tantrum when it was time to go home.
He'll have a man marker tugging his shirt for 90 minutes and holding a flame to that notoriously short fuse.
Unless you're on the receiving end of it, anger can be very funny as a wealth of clips show but Griff goes further and reckons it was his short fuse that made him a comedian.
Mike is an ex-boxer turned chef who is said to have a short fuse in the kitchen, but it is wife Caron who seems to set off the biggest display of fireworks when the combustible celebrity chef descends on the failing business.