- verb to switch off and stop the functions of a machine or system
- To exit a program in an orderly manner, as opposed, for instance, to a crash. Also called quit.
- To exit all programs in use, and turn off a computer system.
- To properly turn off or stop a component, device, piece of equipment, system, process, or mechanism.
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- verb to close a factory, shop or organisation permanently or temporarily
- verb to close down a computer or engine temporarily