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British English: /fjuːz/
American English: /fjuz/

Translation of fuse in French:


  • 1 (Electricity) a fuse has blown
    un fusible a sauté
    to blow a fuse
    faire sauter un fusible
    [figurative] (informal)
    piquer une crise

transitive verb

  • 2
    munir [quelque chose] d'un fusible
  • 4 [figurative]
    faire fusionner
    (ideas, images)

intransitive verb

  • 3 [figurative]
    also: fuse together
    (images, ideas)

also: fused past participle adjective

  • (Electricity)
    avec fusible incorporé


to be on a short fuse

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