Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun short-circuit

1 sense of short circuit

Sense 1
short circuit, short -- (accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference)
       => contact, tangency -- ((electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb short-circuit

3 senses of short-circuit

Sense 1
short-circuit -- (hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm feelings")
       => thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk -- (hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent")

Sense 2
short-circuit, short -- (create a short circuit in)
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 3
bypass, short-circuit, go around, get around -- (avoid something unpleasant or laborious; "You cannot bypass these rules!")
       => avoid -- (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her")

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