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/gronk/ Popularised by Johnny Hart's comic strip "B.C." but the word apparently predates that.

1. To clear the state of a wedged device and restart it. More severe than "to frob" (sense 2).

2. [TMRC] To cut, sever, smash, or similarly disable.

3. The sound made by many 3.5-inch diskette drives. In particular, the microfloppies on a Commodore Amiga go "grink, gronk".
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As Jake has blossomed into a teenager who absolutely adores the outdoors, I am not sure whether he now fishes for pikeminnows primarily for the fun of it or for the satisfaction he gets from continuing his longstanding relationship with Gronk.
He's out most nights enjoying life full Gronk ahead.
At a certain moment in the cycle of cycles, he moves on to the booming conclusion, the series of harsh sounds known as the gronk that accompanies a claw-by-claw new rhythm that shakes the sticks of his platform of vines swinging up on the sides to rattle the booyong trees above.
Gronk, as usual, was off hunting with the guys, and Gronketta was attending the regular meeting of her hide-sewing circle.
Images of urban life and the Chicano experience are recurring elements throughout the exhibit, which includes pieces by artists Carlos Almaraz, Frank Romero, GRONK, John Valadez and Patssi Valdez, among others.
Beginning today, Waze users can select Gronkowski's voice to help them make it to their destination as quickly and easily as Gronk running unblocked to the end zone.
The Seahawks kept Gronkowski quiet for much of the first half, but Brady did find him in the back corner of the end zone in the second quarter, lofting the ball to Gronk as he beat linebacker K.
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Not to be outdone, Gronk the Blue Heron showed up after the eagles and crows had left.
The silence is broken only by the occasional Meadow Pipit or overflying Raven greeting you with a gronk of disdain as it floats over the ridge you toil to reach.
The kids had such a blast working with Gronk, as he is so down-to-earth and friendly.
Through the years, Gronk has added twists to his touchdown celebration spike, like when he mimicked the soldiers standing guard at Buckingham Palace during the Patriots' win over the Rams at Wembley Stadium in London in 2012, but he usually keeps it pretty straightforward.