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.

  • But the WP reports that Lucinda Franks, Clinton's interviewer, claimed Clinton agreed to the interview to "defuse the issue in New York politics."

  • World nuclear powers are scrambling to defuse the India-Pakistan arms race . After Pakistan reportedly detonated six bombs in retaliation for the five detonated by India last month, Indian political leaders 1) suggested India would resume its "voluntary moratorium" on nuclear tests; 2) proposed a no-first-use treaty with Pakistan; and 3) urged talks on a "nondiscriminatory" world treaty to limit the nuclear programs of all nuclear powers.

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

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


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