fuse
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Usage note
This word may also be spelled "fuze."
fuse(
fyuz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (electronics)
a. el fusible
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A ten amp fuse is adequate for the lighting circuit.Un fusible de diez amperios es adecuado para el circuito de la iluminación.
b. el plomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The lights went out because we had a defective fuse.Las luces se apagaron porque teníamos un plomo defectuoso.
c. el tapón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
The water pump needs to be on a circuit with a 20 amp fuse.La bomba de agua debe estar en un circuito con un tapón de 20 amperios.
2. (detonation device)
a. la mecha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
John lit the fuse and waited for the explosion.John prendió la mecha y esperó la explosión.
b. la espoleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bomb squad carefully detached the fuse before removing the bomb.El escuadrón antibombas desconectó la espoleta cuidadosamente antes de retirar la bomba.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to melt together)
a. fundir
Early civilizations first learned to create alloys by fusing copper with tin.Las primeras civilizaciones aprendieron a crear aleaciones al fundir cobre con estaño.
b. alear
Brass is formed by fusing copper with zinc.El latón se forma al alear cobre con cinc.
4. (to merge)
a. fusionar
Diego created an interesting photo effect by fusing day and night images of the Grand Canyon.Diego creó un efecto fotográfico interesante al fusionar imágenes diurnas y nocturnas del Gran Cañón.
5. (to short circuit) (United Kingdom)
a. fundir
I had to walk around with a torch because Kelly fused the lights.Tuve que caminar con una linterna porque Kelly fundió los fusibles.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to merge)
a. fusionar
Several countries in Europe fused to form the European Union.Varios países en Europa se fusionaron para formar la Unión Europea.
7. (to melt together)
a. fundirse
Metals fuse when they reach a high enough temperature.Los metales se funden cuando alcanzan una temperatura suficientemente alta.
b. fusionarse
The glass from the windows fused with the pavement when the car burned.Los vidrios de las ventanillas se fusionaron con el pavimento cuando se quemó el coche.
8. (to short circuit) (United Kingdom)
a. fundirse
If you turn the heater off and on too fast, it might fuse.Si lo prendes y apagas la calefacción demasiado rápido, se podría fundir.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
fuse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (electric)
a. el fusible
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fam fig)
a.
she blew a fusese puso como una fiera
fuse boxcuadro eléctrico, caja de fusibles
fuse wirefusible m
3. (for dynamite)
a. la mecha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (in bomb)
a. la espoleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (fam fig)
a.
to have a short fusesaltar a la mínima
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (join, melt)
a. fundir
7. (electric) (United Kingdom)
a.
a surge of power fused the lightsse fundieron los plomos y se fue la luz por una subida de corriente
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (metals)
a. fundirse
9. (organizations, parties)
a. fusionarse
10. (electric) (United Kingdom)
a.
the lights have fusedse han fundido los plomos y se ha ido la luz
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
fuse
fuze (US)
[fjuːz]
noun
1 (Electricity and Electronics) plomo (m); fusible (m)
to blow a fuse [+equipment] fundirse un fusible; [+person] salirse de sus casillas
there's been a fuse somewhere a fuse has blown somewhere un fusible se ha fundido en algún sitio
2 [of bomb] (cord) mecha (f); (detonating device) espoleta (f)
he has a very short fuse tiene un genio muy vivo
transitive verb
1 [+lights, television etc] fundir
2 [+metals] fundir
intransitive verb
1 (Electricity and Electronics)
the lights have fused se han fundido los plomos
2 [+metals] fundirse
modifier
fuse box (n) caja (f) de fusibles
fuse wire (n) hilo (m) fusible
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning