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  1. short circuit

    英式

    • n.
      an electrical circuit in a device of lower resistance than that of a normal circuit, especially one resulting from the unintended contact of components and consequent accidental diversion of the current
    • v.
      (with reference to an electrical device) malfunction or fail, or cause to do this, as a result of a short circuit;shorten (a process or activity) by using a more direct (but often improper) method
    • verb: short-circuit, 3rd person present: short-circuits, gerund or present participle: short-circuiting, past tense: short-circuited, past participle: short-circuited

    • noun: short circuit, plural noun: short circuits

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an electrical circuit in a device of lower resistance than that of a normal circuit, especially one resulting from the unintended contact of components and consequent accidental diversion of the current an office block had been set on fire by an electrical short circuit

    動詞

    • 1. (with reference to an electrical device) malfunction or fail, or cause to do this, as a result of a short circuit the birds caused the electricity supply to short-circuit water had leaked into the washing machine's motor, short-circuiting it
    • shorten (a process or activity) by using a more direct (but often improper) method the normal processes of a democracy should not be short-circuited
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    • IPA[SHôrt ˈsərkət]

    美式

    • n.
      in a device, an electrical circuit of lower resistance than that of a normal circuit, typically ... an office block had been set on fire by an electrical short circuit
    • v.
      (with reference to an electrical device) malfunction or fail, or cause to do this, as a result ... the birds caused the electricity supply to short-circuit water had leaked into the washing machine's motor, short-circuiting it

    Oxford American Dictionary