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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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In George Washington Gomez, along with the elements at the conceptual core of Moretti's account of the genre--the progress, figured as mobility, of youth, the focus on the trials and tribulations of subject formation, and the tension between individuation and socialization--we find the very elements that he would defenestrate, and not merely as incidentals, but in dynamic relation with these others.
If that was the nub of a review today it is possible the entire press relations department would defenestrate itself.
Defeat for Chavez would defenestrate Latin America's leader of anti-US sentiment while potentially boosting oil companies' access to the world's largest crude reserves.
* defenestrate: The original usage, dating from the 17th century, meant "to execute by throwing someone out a window." In today's geek-speak, it means throw Microsoft's Windows out the window.
If I were her trainer, I'd be looking to maximise the potential for gain of both myself and my loyal owner, and if I were her owner, I'd be looking to defenestrate any greedy hack who approached my trainer with crazy notions of Guineas runs and idle promises of cheap champagne.
In truth, Israel too has never missed an opportunity -- to defenestrate the Palestinians, denude their lives, demonize their resistance, and denigrate their culture.
Their model is 1988, when Bush's daddy used the racist "Willie Horton" ads and "card-carrying member of the ACLU" to defenestrate Michael Dukakis, a decent and capable governor they turned into a national joke.
When the dot-coms start to defenestrate, and the phone doesn't ring as much as it used to, one's business survival may depend on the references and connections of those impossible deals that took months to complete.
Following her massive stroke, which the carnacchiai misinterpret as her desire to defenestrate herself, the Signora, greatly diminished, performs her own kind of pantomime for the street from her windowsill.