UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfjuːz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fyuz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fyo̅o̅z)

Inflections of 'fuse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
fuse1 /fyuz/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a tube, cord, or the like, filled or saturated with matter that burns easily and rapidly, used for igniting an explosive.
  2. a mechanical or electronic device for detonating an explosive charge.
  1. have a short fuse,  [no obj][Informal.]to anger easily;
    have a quick temper.

fuse•less, adj. 

fuse2 /fyuz/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  fused, fus•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. Electricitya safety device containing a material that conducts electricity that will melt when too much current runs through an electric circuit, breaking the circuit.

  1. to (cause to) combine or blend by melting together;
    melt: [no object]The metal fused under the extreme heat.[+ object]The extreme heat will fuse these elements together.
  2. to cause to unite;
    blend:[+ object]The author skillfully fuses these details into an interesting story.
  1. Idiomsblow a fuse: 
    • [Informal.]to lose one's temper;
      become enraged.

See -fus-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
fuse1  (fyo̅o̅z),USA pronunciation n., v.,  fused, fus•ing. 
  1. a tube, cord, or the like, filled or saturated with combustible matter, for igniting an explosive.
  2. fuze (def. 1).
  3. have a short fuse, [Informal.]to anger easily;
    have a quick temper.

  1. fuze (def. 3).
fuseless, adj. 
fuselike′, adj. 
  • Latin fūsus spindle
  • Italian fuso
  • 1635–45

fuse2  (fyo̅o̅z),USA pronunciation n., v.,  fused, fus•ing. 
  1. Electricitya protective device, used in an electric circuit, containing a conductor that melts under heat produced by an excess current, thereby opening the circuit. Cf. circuit breaker.
  2. Idiomsblow a fuse, [Informal.]to lose one's temper;
    become enraged:If I'm late again, they'll blow a fuse.

  1. to combine or blend by melting together;
  2. to unite or blend into a whole, as if by melting together:The author skillfully fuses these fragments into a cohesive whole.

  1. to become liquid under the action of heat;
    melt:At a relatively low temperature the metal will fuse.
  2. to become united or blended:The two groups fused to create one strong union.
  3. Electricity[Chiefly Brit.]to overload an electric circuit so as to burn out a fuse.
  • Latin fūsus melted, poured, cast, past participle of fundere
  • 1675–85
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  melt. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
fuse, US fuze /fjuːz/ n
  1. a lead of combustible black powder in a waterproof covering (safety fuse), or a lead containing an explosive (detonating fuse), used to fire an explosive charge
  2. any device by which an explosive charge is ignited
  1. (transitive) to provide or equip with such a fuse
Etymology: 17th Century: from Italian fuso spindle, from Latin fūsus

ˈfuseless adj
fuse /fjuːz/ vb
  1. to unite or become united by melting, esp by the action of heat
  2. to become or cause to become liquid, esp by the action of heat; melt
  3. to join or become combined; integrate
  4. (transitive) to equip (an electric circuit, plug, etc) with a fuse
  5. Brit to fail or cause to fail as a result of the blowing of a fuse: the lights fused
  1. a protective device for safeguarding electric circuits, etc, containing a wire that melts and breaks the circuit when the current exceeds a certain value
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin fūsus melted, cast, poured out, from fundere to pour out, shed; sense 5 influenced by fuse1
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