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Synonyms for fuse

Synonyms for fuse

to change from a solid to a liquid

to put together into one mass so that the constituent parts are more or less homogeneous

Synonyms for fuse

an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded

any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat

equip with a fuse

Antonyms

make liquid or plastic by heating

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They drilled small holes, added blasting powder or a new explosive called nitroglycerine, lit the fuse, and ran before it exploded.
ARSENE WENGER lit the fuse for today's clash at Stamford Bridge - and taunted old enemy Spurs into the bargain - by claiming Chelsea are the Gunners' new city rivals, writes Steve Davies.
One example of that dynamic is the case of Amy Barnes, who believes her simple refusal to talk to a male sailor who served with her on the USS Simon Lake lit the fuse that ultimately led to an investigation into her sexual orientation and her discharge from the Navy last year.
Redhook lit the fuse for an exploding new industry.
Perhaps the development of filter feeding, he speculates, lit the fuse by expanding the food chain.
Brazil has lit the fuse on its Public-Private Partnership program, and the best of these projects will be presented at the Forum," said Anderson.
Jalen Billups scored a game-high 27 but it was Gareth Murray who lit the fuse with 11 of his 14 points coming in the final period.
The England boss lit the fuse on next Saturday's Anglo-Irish showdown by claiming his side would need to "win the Aussie Rules contest" as champions Ireland "kick 60 per cent" of their possession.
ARGENTINA winger Ignacio Corleto has lit the fuse ahead of Sunday's World Cup semi-final by labelling South Africa arrogant - and he is determined to put the Springboks in their place.
ARGENTINA: Winger Ignacio Corleto has lit the fuse ahead of Sunday's World Cup semi-final by labelling South Africa arrogant - and he is determined to put the Springboks in their place.
Andre Payette lit the fuse ahead of the Vipers' clash with Sheffield Steelers on Sunday when he said: "We knocked them out of the Challenge Cup ( now we'll take the points off them in the League.
Bradford edged ahead 8-6 at the break but it was Vainikolo's 54th minute touchdown which lit the fuse for the celebration party to begin.
This lit the fuse as the Gwent side laid siege to the line and extended their lead through two Martin Jones penalties.