force quit

verb
variants: or force-quit \ ˈfȯrs-​ˌkwit How to pronounce force-quit (audio) \
force quit or force-quit; force quitting or force-quitting; force quits or force-quits

Definition of force quit

transitive verb

: to force (an unresponsive computer program) to shut down (as by using a series of preset keystrokes) When Internet Explorer locks up and sucks down CPU cycles, you can easily force quit to kill the process …— Andy Ihnatko I experienced a couple of crashes that required me to force-quit the app to get back to reading.— Lex Friedman How do you get an application to quit when you can't access its Quit command? In the spirit of freedom of choice, OS X offers a few ways to force-quit a program.— Ted Landau

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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