from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to have a short circuit.
- transitive v. Informal To hamper the progress of; impede.
- transitive v. To bypass.
- intransitive v. To become affected with a short circuit.
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- v. Alternative spelling of short circuit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To join, as the electrodes of a battery or dynamo or any two points of a circuit, by a conductor of low resistance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To complete an electric circuit by a conductor of low resistance; introduce a shunt of low resistance.
- In electricity, to establish a short circuit in.
- In surgery, to form a communication between two portions of intestine above and below an obstruction, so that the contents may pass along.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hamper the progress of; impede
- v. create a short circuit in
- v. avoid something unpleasant or laborious
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