Fry 1. Vi. To Fail. Said Especially Of Smoke-producing Hardware Failures.

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1. vi. To fail. Said especially of smoke-producing
hardware failures. More generally, to become non-working. Usage:
never said of software, only of hardware and humans. See
fried, magic smoke. 2. vt. To cause to fail; to
roach, toast, or hose a piece of hardware.
used of software or humans, but compare fried.