short–circuit

transitive verb short–cir·cuit

Definition of short–circuit

  1. 1 :  to apply a short circuit to or establish a short circuit in

  2. 2 :  bypass 2

  3. 3 :  frustrate, impede

1867

First Known Use of short–circuit

1867


SHORT–CIRCUIT Defined for English Language Learners

short–circuit

transitive verb short–cir·cuit

Definition of short–circuit for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (something) to have a short circuit

  • : to stop working because of a short circuit

  • : to avoid doing (something)


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