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English verb: short-circuit

1. short-circuit (social) hamper the progress of; impede


SamplesShort-circuit warm feelings.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart

2. short-circuit (creation) create a short circuit in


Synonymsshort


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make

3. short-circuit (communication) avoid something unpleasant or laborious


SamplesYou cannot bypass these rules!.


Synonymsbypass, get around, go around


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)avoid









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