borf


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borf

(jargon)
To uncerimoniously disconnect someone from a system without prior warning. BBS Sysops routinely "borf" pest users by turning off the modem or by hitting the "auto-borf" key sequence.

You can also be "borfed" by software dropping carrier due to a bug.

The origin of the term is unknown but it has been in use since at least 1982.
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