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power down

v.
1. To stop the operation of something, especially when a special process is required: The engineers powered down the generator to repair the wires. After we were finished with the computer, we powered it down.
2. To stop operating, especially when a special process is required: The computer powers down automatically if not used for four hours.
See also: down, power
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