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defenestrate

To remove Windows from a computer. It comes from "defenestration," which means to toss out of a window.
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Danger still lurks, court cases being defenestrated notwithstanding.
As streams converge to form mighty rivers, a trickle of walkers became a torrent as they picked up adherents along the way, ultimately meeting by the thousands on the capital's central Bulevar Juan Pablo II to cheer speeches demanding the return of their defenestrated leader and denouncing the usurper.
His party won just 15 percent of the vote in the recent European parliament elections, and if Labour were as ruthless in dealing with damaged leaders as the Tories have been, Brown would have been unceremoniously defenestrated.
its CEO defenestrated by President Obama himself, has developed plans to introduce the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt in 2010.
CAIRO: An Egyptian carpenter has been arrested after he fatally defenestrated his older brother who had told him off for bad manners, state news agency MENA reported on Sunday.
In his book From the Heart of Europe (1948), Matthiessen wrote benignly of the Czech Communist coup, wondered why Czechoslovak diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk had defenestrated himself, and reported that the Polish Communist economy was humming smoothly ahead.
His head, lying in a pool of blood, was pointing in the direction of the second-storey building from which he had apparently defenestrated.
let himself go, paff, the end," implying that Oliveira, the protagonist, has defenestrated himself.
It could be said that if at that moment one of the opposition leaders--an Amendola, a Turati, a Modigliani--had urged 50 or so excited followers to mount the steps of Palazzo Chigi (which had not yet been replaced by Palazzo Venezia as the prime minister's residence), and if, after overcoming the handful of national security miltiamen (another Gallic invention that was due to the regime's 'Italian-ness'), he had defenestrated Mussolini and from the balcony harangued the crowd massed in the square, fascism would have been eradicated on the spot and would have disappeared without trace--the signs could already been seen in the provinces.
But the book is that rare entry among the very few dealing with the details of life under communism and the resistance of simple patriots who dared to follow the spirit of democracy--in the case of Czechoslovakia the spirit of the two Masaryks, Tomas, the first president, and his son Jan, the foreign minister who was defenestrated as the communists forcibly took over the government in 1948.
Still heated about the bulletproof Quasimodo incident, all these chairs were summarily defenestrated via the window at the top of the stairs.