transitive + intransitive
: to shut down and restart (a computer or program)
- … the annoyance of having to reboot the computer to switch operating systems …
- —Robert Weston
- If anything ever happens to the original drive, you can reboot using the cloned drive and be up and running in minutes.
- —Dan Frakes
: to start up again after closing or shutting down : to boot up again
- waiting for a computer/program to reboot
: to start (something) anew : to refresh (something) by making a new start or creating a new version
- It's probably not an overstatement to say Sandberg is embarking on the most ambitious mission to reboot feminism and reframe discussions of gender since the launch of Ms. magazine in 1971.
- —Belinda Luscombe
: to start anew : to make a fresh start
- The interior designer's heart was telling her to reboot and downsize …
- —Susan Heeger