noun device that makes a bomb explode ADJ. short | long, slow | safety VERB + FUSE set He set the fuse to thirty minutes. | light in an electric circuit ADJ. 5-amp, 10-amp, 13-amp, etc. VERB + FUSE fit Make sure that the correct fuse is fitted. | change, replace | blow When the machine was switched on it blew a fuse. FUSE + VERB blow Fuses blow if they are overloaded. FUSE + NOUN wire | box The fire started in the fuse box downstairs.
Oxford Collocations Dictionary