1 device that makes a bomb explode
ADJ. short | long, slow | safety
VERB + FUSE set He set the fuse to thirty minutes. | light
2 in an electric circuit
ADJ. 5-amp, 10-amp, 13-amp, etc.
VERB + FUSE fit Make sure that the correct fuse is fitted. | change, replace | blow When the machine was switched on it blew a fuse.
FUSE + VERB blow Fuses blow if they are overloaded.
FUSE + NOUN wire | box The fire started in the fuse box downstairs.