Example sentences for: defuse

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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."

  • The good news: India is trying to defuse its arms race with Pakistan.


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