short-circuit

Definitions of short-circuit
  1. verb
    create a short circuit in
    synonyms: short
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    type of:
    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
  2. verb
    hamper the progress of; impede
    short-circuit warm feelings”
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    type of:
    baffle, bilk, confound, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, scuttle, spoil, thwart
    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  3. verb
    avoid something unpleasant or laborious
    synonyms: bypass, get around, go around
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    type of:
    avoid
    stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
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