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verb [intransitive/transitive] fuse pronunciation in British English /fjuːz/
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present tense
present participlefusing
past tensefused
past participlefused
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  1. 1
    physics British if a piece of electrical equipment fuses, or if someone fuses it, it stops working when a thin piece of wire in it breaks because there is too much electricity flowing through it

    All the lights downstairs have fused.

  2. 2
    if two substances fuse, or if you fuse them, they become joined to form one thing
    fuse with:

    The sperm fuses with the egg.

    fuse to:

    a steel sheet with a coating of tin fused to its surface

    1. a.
      if different styles, ideas, designs etc fuse, or if you fuse them, they combine to form something new

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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