Definition of Blow a fuse

1. Verb. Get very angry and fly into a rage. "Spam makes me go ballistic"

Definition of Blow a fuse

1. Verb. To cause fuse (or circuit-breaker) to sacrifice itself by overloading the circuit it protects. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To lose one's temper; to become enraged. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blow A Fuse

blow-out fracture
blow a backsight
blow a fuse (current term)
blow a gasket
blow a kiss
blow away
blow chunks
blow down
blow drier
blow dryer
blow dryers
blow fly
blow football
blow gas
blow horn

Literary usage of Blow a fuse

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1. Hawkins Electrical Guide: Questions, Answers & Illustrations; a Progressive by Nehemiah Hawkins (1914)
"The current required to "blow" a fuse increases somewhat with the age of the fuse owing to oxidation and molecular changes. Fuses are sometimes rated ..."

2. Electrical Catechism: An Introductory Treatise on Electricity and Its Uses by George Defrees Shepardson (1901)
"The current required to "blow" a fuse varies to some extent with age, as the fuse generally stands at a comparatively high temperature whenever the normal ..."

3. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1902)
"The maximum demand should, in this case, be considered the demand that would blow a fuse of rated capacity, as distinguished from instantaneous demand. ..."

4. The Electrical Engineer (1892)
"... from being seriously affected by such a momentary current as would be necessary to blow a fuse. Otherwise an accidental short circuit might considerably ..."

5. Small Motors, Transformers, Electromagnets: A Practical Presentation of by Hugh Montgomery Stoller, Frank Eugene Austin, Edwin Wilbur Seeger, American Technical Society (1920)
"If incorrectly connected, the fuse will not blow. A fuse may be employed in the primary circuit for the same test if desired. ..."

6. Proceedings of the National Electric Light Association by Convention, National Electric Light Association (1890)
"... main over moist surfaces or partial conductors, in amount insufficient to blow a fuse, but sufficient to convert enough energy into heat to set afire. ..."

7. Protective Relays: Their Theory, Design, and Practical Operation by Victor H. Todd (1922)
"A high-resistance short may not draw enough current to blow a fuse, but it constitutes a waste of current, and if the leak be confined to a small space, ..."

8. Popular Mechanics Shop Notes (1919)
"The Magazine Puse Box Provides a Method of Quick Renewal with circuits which may blow a fuse very frequently. It consists of a rectangular box, ..."

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