Over the last few weeks, every Arab dictator has been taking precautionary measures to defuse social tension.
Fortunately, city workers spotted the suspicious package and police were able to defuse the bomb before the parade began.
But behind the scenes, fossil-fuel companies were mobilizing to defuse this threat.
It would be difficult to describe these as the actions of a man acceding to American wishes to defuse the situation.
But now, he says, the Jonnie Williams mess threatens not just to defuse but to trump the McAuliffe ethics card.
Obama has failed to defuse Republican opposition or devise a long-term plan.
It was the sixth time this year an Anaheim police officer resorted to lethal force to defuse a situation.
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.
So we had our people in Gdynia defuse the thing after it was put on board the ship, but otherwise leave it entirely alone.
The stem of the black alder of this country before mentioned as arriving to great size, is simply branching and defuse.
To ease or eliminate the danger of something menacing •Extension of the 1940s use ''to remove the fuse from an unexploded bomb'': We might not stop it, but we might defuse it (1950s+)