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short-circuit

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Noun short-circuit has 1 sense
  1. short circuit, short - accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    --1 is a kind of contact, tangency
    --1 is a part of circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit
Verb short-circuit has 3 senses
  1. short-circuit - hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm feelings"
    --1 is one way to
    thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. short-circuit, short - create a short-circuit in
    --2 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. bypass, short-circuit, go around, get around - avoid something unpleasant or laborious; "You cannot bypass these rules!"
    --3 is one way to avoid
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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