tr.v. re·boot·ed, re·boot·ing, re·boots
1. To turn (a computer's operating system) off and then on again; restart.
2. To bring back (an earlier film or television show), usually with a new cast and updated script.
1. The act or an instance of rebooting a computer's operating system.
2. A film or television show that is a remake of an earlier production, typically with a different or refreshed viewpoint.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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