- 1a small wire or device inside a piece of electrical equipment that breaks and stops the current if the flow of electricity is too strong to change a fuse Check whether a fuse has blown.
- 2 a long piece of string or paper which is lit to make a bomb or a firecracker explode
- 3 (also fuze) a device that makes a bomb explode when it hits something or at a particular time He set the fuse for three minutes. The bombs inside were on a one-hour fuse. Idioms
to get very angry
blow a fuse (informal)jump to other results
to have a tendency to get angry quickly and easily You may find your temper on a short fuse when confronting your teenager.
have/be on a short fusejump to other results