And things worked by electricity can often be short-circuited!
It was impossible to complete the Beta circuit, which short-circuited.
"That short-circuited; say it some other way," observed Phil, buttoning her glove.
It was only necessary for me to draw the one across the other and the system was short-circuited.
Somewhere the rubber insulation had been burned away and the current short-circuited.
The shock of my encounter, short-circuited his robe; he materialized in the starlight.
It is obvious that the armature winding is short-circuited upon itself except when the contact points are separated.
In addition to this mode of annealing, both wires may be short-circuited and vibrated for a time.
Because the wages of maid-servants are reduced, less money goes through their hands; $10 per month per maid are short-circuited.
This is expressed more briefly by saying the machine must not be short-circuited.