= F =
1. vi. To fail. Said especially of smoke-producing
hardware failures. More generally, to become non-working. Usage:
never said of software, only of hardware and humans. See
fried, magic smoke. 2. vt. To cause to fail; to
roach, toast, or hose a piece of hardware. Never
used of software or humans, but compare fried.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.