Power Cycle Vt. (also, `cycle Power' Or Just `cycle') To Power Off A Machine And Then Power It On Immediately, With The Intention Of Clearing Some Kind Of Hung Or Gronked State.

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power cycle vt.

(also, `cycle power' or just `cycle')
To power off a machine and then power it on immediately, with the
intention of clearing some kind of hung or gronked state.
Syn. 120 reset; see also Big Red Switch. Compare
Vulcan nerve pinch, bounce (sense 4), and
Some AI Koans" (in Appendix A) about Tom Knight
and the novice.