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 {gronk}ed 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 {gronk}ed
state. Syn. {120 reset}; see also {Big Red Switch}. Compare
{Vulcan nerve pinch}, {bounce} (sense 4), and {boot}, and
see the AI Koan in "{A Selection of AI Koans}" (in
{Appendix A}) about Tom Knight and the novice.
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary