Example sentences for: defuse

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

  • The Independent of London reported Thursday that "air strikes against targets in Iraq will start in 12 days time on 17 February, if current diplomatic moves to defuse the crisis fail."

  • With luck, the very act of discussing it will defuse the situation.

  • The same, however, cannot be said either of the recent and increasingly common af flu ence, barely, if at all, distinguishable from the similarly mis-stressed ef flu ents, or of defuse , when a failure to place nearly equal emphasis on both syllables leads to the word's being mistaken for the verb diffuse .

  • Bush spends a full chapter attempting to defuse a potential Democratic issue by explaining why he vetoed an HMO reform bill in Texas.

  • ' Just try this little trick to defuse the tragedy of the situation: Missiles through window.

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