fuse , fuze (British)
[+plug] fusible m
→ Remove the fuse before beginning electrical work.
→ The fuse blew as he pressed the button to start the motor.
The fuse has blown. Le fusible a sauté.
to blow a fuse * (fig)
[person] péter un fusible *
to have a short fuse (fig)
[person] se mettre en rogne facilement *
[+bomb] amorce f , détonateur m
→ A bomb was deactivated at the last moment, after the fuse had been lit.
to fuse the lights faire sauter les fusibles, faire sauter les plombs
→ She fused the lights.
[+substance, metal] mettre en fusion
→ Glass is made by fusing various types of sand.
→ What they have done is fuse two different types of entertainment, the circus and the rock concert
→ His music of that period fused the rhythms of jazz with classical forms
→ The skull bones fuse between the ages of 15 and 25.
to fuse with sth fusionner avec qch
→ Conception occurs when a single sperm fuses with an egg
→ The lights have fused.
(=come together) fusionner → the myths and foreign ancestry which fused in the Caribbean → Past and present fuse.
→ I'm going to try an operation on your spinal cord to fuse the bones together
[atoms, bones] fusionner
→ The hydrogen atoms fuse together
n boîte f à fusibles
n fusible m