Collide vs Fuse - What's the difference?

collide | fuse |


As verbs the difference between collide and fuse

is that collide is to impact directly, especially if violent while fuse is .

collide

English

Verb

(collid)
  • To impact directly, especially if violent
  • When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
  • * Tyndall
  • Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide , they recoil, they oscillate.
  • * Carlyle
  • No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 2 , author= Phil McNulty , title=England 1-0 Belgium , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.}}
  • To come into conflict, or be incompatible
  • China collided with the modern world.

    Synonyms

    * clash

    fuse

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) fuso and (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (also'' fuze ''in US ) A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.
  • (industry, mining, military) The mechanism that ignites the charge in an explosive device.
  • A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit.
  • Indicating a tendency to lose one's temper.
  • When talking about being laid off, he has a short fuse.

    Etymology 2

    From fusion, "to melt" (back-formation).

    Verb

    (fus)
  • To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.
  • To melt together.
  • To furnish with or install a fuse.