verb (used with object), de·fused, de·fus·ing.
verb (used without object), de·fused, de·fus·ing.
Examples from the Web for defuse
But they still could have done more to defuse the calls for violence from their allies.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Principle-based decision making could boost perceived integrity and defuse an overly personalized DC political climate.What Hockey Players Can Teach our Toothless Politicians|Dave Maney|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One possible way to defuse the financial incentives and advantages to doping is to legalize it.Maybe We Should Just Legalize Steroids for Pro Athletes|Robert Silverman|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Monday night the contours of a deal to defuse the ticking fiscal bomb emerged in the Senate.
Obama has failed to defuse Republican opposition or devise a long-term plan.What the Rest of the World Thinks of America’s Shutdown||October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So we had our people in Gdynia defuse the thing after it was put on board the ship, but otherwise leave it entirely alone.One-Shot|James Benjamin Blish
At one base I was waiting when they wheeled in a stretcher with the remains of an Englishman who had been trying to defuse a bomb.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson