Example sentences for: defuse

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

  • 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.

  • A reefered piece in the LAT emphasizes that the document dump is an attempt to defuse the controversy over McCain's efforts on behalf of campaign contributor Paxson Communications.

  • Our attempt to defuse the crisis between India and Pakistan began with emergency meetings of the foreign ministers of the P-5 (the five permanent members of the U.N.

  • 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 .

  • 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.


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