blow a fuse

Definition of blow a fuse


  1. :  to become very angry or upset The boss blew a fuse when the shipment didn't arrive on time.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to be in motion

    :  to move with speed or force

    :  to move or run quickly

  1. :  an instance of air moving with speed or force :  a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent

    :  brag, boasting

    :  an act or instance of blowing (see 1blow)

  1. :  flower, bloom

  1. :  blossoms

    :  bloom

  1. :  a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (such as the fist) or with an instrument

    :  a hostile act or state :  combat

    :  a forcible or sudden act or effort :  assault

  1. :  to reduce to a liquid or plastic state by heat

    :  to blend thoroughly by or as if by melting together :  combine

    :  to stitch by applying heat and pressure with or without the use of an adhesive

  1. :  an electrical safety device consisting of or including a wire or strip of fusible metal that melts and interrupts the circuit when the current exceeds a particular amperage

  1. :  a continuous train of a combustible substance enclosed in a cord or cable for setting off an explosive charge by transmitting fire to it

    :  a mechanical or electrical detonating device for setting off the bursting charge of a projectile, bomb, or torpedo

  1. :  to equip with a fuse

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