Example sentences for: defuse

How can you use “defuse” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Dispersed government, European Union membership, affluence, and secularization could defuse ancient animosities.

  • (3) Although precise figures should remain elusive (under normal circumstances), publishing the figures in the current climate of suspicion will clear the air, defuse anger, and enable people to move on.

  • In basketball, when one team makes this kind of "run," the other team's coach calls a timeout to defuse the hot team's momentum and ruin its rhythm before the game gets out of hand.

  • The patrols, explains the paper, were first proposed by the Russians but have since been embraced by the U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke, who stresses that the two countries are now working together to defuse the Kosovo crisis.

  • networking informally and forming alliances with other senior managers to help defuse potential opposition and build commitment to new technology directions;


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