Definitions for: Short-circuit

[n] accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
[v] avoid something unpleasant or laborious; "You cannot bypass these rules!"
[v] create a short-circuit in
[v] hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm feelings"

Webster (1913) Definition: Short" cir"cuit (Elec.)
A circuit formed or closed by a conductor of relatively low
resistance because shorter or of relatively great

Short"-cir`cuit, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Short-circuited; p. pr. & vb. n. Short-circuiting.]
To join, as the electrodes of a battery or dynamo or any two
points of a circuit, by a conductor of low resistance.

Synonyms: bypass, get around, go around, short, short

See Also: avoid, baffle, bilk, circuit, contact, create, cross, electric circuit, electrical circuit, foil, frustrate, make, queer, scotch, spoil, tangency, thwart

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