shut down


General English



  • 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.

Information & Library Science

  • verb to close a factory, shop or organisation permanently or temporarily
  • verb to close down a computer or engine temporarily