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