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synonyms for short-circuit

  • ditch
  • duck
  • elude
  • escape
  • evade
  • fend off
  • shuffle
  • sidestep
  • skirt
  • dark
  • deceive
  • equivocate
  • fence
  • fudge
  • hedge
  • juke
  • lurch
  • malinger
  • parry
  • pussyfoot
  • shake
  • shift
  • shirk
  • slide
  • slip
  • swerve
  • tergiversate
  • trick
  • weasel
  • circumlocute
  • get around
  • get out of
  • give the slip
  • move to the side
  • put the move on
  • shake off
  • skip out on
  • tergiverse
  • turn aside
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antonyms for short-circuit

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  • face
  • meet
  • take on
  • release
  • confront
  • encounter
  • stand up to
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How to use short-circuit in a sentence

COBINA President Altagracia Tamayo told La Voz de la Frontera, a local newspaper, it appears as though an electrical short circuit in one of the shelter’s bedrooms sparked the fire.
FIRE DESTROYS LESBIAN-RUN MIGRANT SHELTER IN MEXICAN BORDER CITYMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 11, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The board could not determine with certainty the genesis of the explosion but cited a short circuit as a probable cause.
JAMES KALLSTROM, FBI AGENT WHO LED INVESTIGATION OF TWA FLIGHT 800, DIES AT 78EMILY LANGERJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.
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Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
When the short-skirted, gossamer clad nymphs made their appearance on the stage they became restless and fidgety.
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Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The Alcalde remained kneeling for a short time by the side of the corpse, his lips moving in prayer.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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