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verb     short-circuit pronunciation in American English
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshort-circuit
he/she/itshort-circuits
present participleshort-circuiting
past tenseshort-circuited
past participleshort-circuited

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to have a short circuit, or to make a piece of electrical equipment have a short circuit
  2. 2
    [transitive] to avoid dealing with all the details involved in something, so that you can do it more quickly and easily

    Junior members of the party have decided to short-circuit the process and go direct to the top.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to prevent something such as a career, plan, process, etc. from being successful
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