To defuse a situation is to calm it down. When a bomb is about to go off, the bomb squad has to defuse it by removing the detonator.

  • The bomb squad was trying to defuse the bomb before it exploded.

  • He tried to defuse the situation by apologizing.

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Example Sentences for defuse

  • 1

    You have the enviable ability to defuse tense situations.

  • 2

    The bomb was defused by the army.

  • 3

    It will help defuse a potentially inflammable situation.

  • 4

    At the same time, attempts to defuse the situation continued.

  • 5

    Stottlemeyer finds the bomb underneath the car, and defuses it.

  • 6

    The officers attempt to defuse the situation but are rebuffed with gunfire.

  • 7

    These approaches may defuse the argument and improve the page.

  • 8

    One of the bombs was successfully defused but the other bomb exploded.

  • 9

    Ownership sought to defuse the situation by changing the name to Condors.

  • 10

    Police managed to defuse the situation and nobody was harmed in the incident.