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How do you use the expression "to blow a fuse" in the literal sense in sentences?

For example: To make sure the fuses don't blow, or "go off", or what? Did a fuse "blow"?

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To blow a fuse:

to burn out the fuse on an electrical circuit and lose power.

  • The microwave oven blew a fuse, so we had no power. You'll blow a fuse if you use too many appliances at once.

To suddenly lose power due to an overloaded electrical circuit.

  • Well, we just blew a fuse—it seems that running the space heater, the coffee maker, and a blow dryer at the same time was not the best idea!

(The Free Dictionary)

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