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gronk


gronk


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  gronk  /gronk/  vt  [popularized  by  Johnny  Hart's  comic  strip 
  "B.C."  but  the  word  apparently  predates  that]  1.  To  clear  the  state  of 
  a  wedged  device  and  restart  it  More  severe  than  `to  {frob}'  (sense  2). 
  2.  [TMRC]  To  cut,  sever,  smash,  or  similarly  disable.  3.  The  sound  made 
  by  many  3.5-inch  diskette  drives.  In  particular,  the  microfloppies  on 
  a  Commodore  Amiga  go  "grink,  gronk". 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  gronk 
 
  /gronk/  Popularised  by  Johnny  Hart's  comic  strip  "B.C."  but 
  the  word  apparently  predates  that 
 
  1.  To  clear  the  state  of  a  {wedged}  device  and  restart  it 
  More  severe  than  "to  {frob}"  (sense  2). 
 
  2.  [TMRC]  To  cut,  sever,  smash,  or  similarly  disable. 
 
  3.  The  sound  made  by  many  3.5-inch  diskette  drives.  In 
  particular,  the  microfloppies  on  a  Commodore  {Amiga}  go 
  "grink,  gronk". 
 
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