One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Use too much power in an electrical circuit, causing a fuse to melt.
- ‘Usually when you blow a fuse, you're immediately reminded that you never quite got around to buying a new package of fuses after you blew a fuse the last time.’
- ‘When we blow a fuse we have to contact the landlord to restore the power.’
- ‘Is it normal for it to blow a fuse so soon after I bought it?’
- ‘If you continually blow a fuse when using a high-amperage appliance, you may need to change the rating of the fuse itself.’
- ‘My running lights on my trailer continued to blow a fuse in my truck even when I increased the amps on the circuit from 10 to 20 amps.’
- ‘Obviously one would not want to oversize a PS just so it could blow a fuse in case of component failure.’
- ‘Or more likely, if you hit the high beam flasher and blow a fuse I guess you would maintain the low beam’
- ‘If an electrical component short circuits it will blow a fuse in this box in most cases.’
- ‘Every time you blow a fuse, you have to replace it with a new one.’
- ‘However, if the draw does not create enough current to blow a fuse, than we have to find out which circuit it's in to fix it.’
- 1.1informal Lose one's temper.‘it was only a suggestion—there's no need to blow a fuse’
- ‘And sure, I broke two rotors, but I'm proud I maintained control enough to not blow a fuse!’
- ‘Just when your plan starts coming together, there's no reason to blow a fuse, is there?’
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