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fuse

verb To join or melt one substance into another.
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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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A try from Malakai Delai cut the deficit four minutes after the break but after Wells had added a second penalty for the States, Thomas suddenly lit the fuse and Wales were off.
KELVIN DAVIS lit the fuse ahead of Southampton's reunion with Nigel Adkins by backing the move to axe his old boss.
AMY Garrick couldn't get a after finishing a literary studies degree - but training an electrician lit the fuse to a new life.
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.
SLIGO ROVERS and Shamrock Rovers lit the fuse on the title race a week ago - and the fireworks are still going off.
Scientists say this lit the fuse for an outburst of diverse forms of animal life 530million years ago, known as the Cambrian Explosion.
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.
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.
Almost 30 years after they first lit the fuse, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE still thrills.