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short-circuit

short-cir·cuit

short-circuit

pronunciation:
short suhr kiht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: short-circuited, short-circuiting, short-circuits
definition 1: to disrupt an electrical circuit, usu. accidentally, by providing a low-resistance alternate path for current, often resulting in sparks or electrical damage.
similar words:
short
definition 2: to damage, hamper, or thwart.
His accident short-circuited his travel plans.
similar words:
frustrate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have or be affected by a short circuit.