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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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Ever since I learned of defenestration from my daughter, I've been trying to find a use for it.
The renewal of the state of emergency in force since Anwar Sadat's 1981 assassination, the refusal of licensing requests by 12 political parties, the suppression of the independent leftist newspaper al-Badiel (The Alternative), and the defenestration of Talat Al-Sadat, an MP who criticized the military, have all been portrayed as additional moves in the wrong direction.
If, like me, you thought defenestration is something vaguely to do with windows, then you're only half right.
Or in the case of Graeme Souness, perform an act of defenestration.
With deadlines for the small business page looming the unfortunate journalist discovered that a vital set of keys had gone missing and he was unable to leave his home without undertaking a potentially neck-breaking act of defenestration.
The famous defenestration incident in Rome (Sharp 67) provides a revealing instance of another of Sharp's editorial practices, his tendency to combine material from different sources and then improvise on it.
On mature reflection, the defenestration of Father Flanagan was a lovely way to begin the day.
So much analysis, from the milk-snatching to the 1990 defenestration.
To others, he will forever be the dark villain at the centre of what they see as the most shameful episode in the party's recent history - the 1990 defenestration of Margaret Thatcher after 11 years as prime minister.
Stopping this spontaneous defenestration (and meeting present-day code) required doubling the glass thickness to half an inch.