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power cycle

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 boot, and
   see the AI Koan in "A Selection of AI Koans" (in
   Appendix A) about Tom Knight and the novice.