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To start or stop a computer or computer program

log on

to start using a computer system, for example by typing a particular word

log off

to finish using a computer system, for example by typing a particular word

power up

to switch a computer on in the correct way

boot

verb

if a computer boots, or if you boot it, it starts working and becomes ready to use

exit

verb

to end a computer program that you are using

power down

to switch a computer off in the correct way

run

verb

to start or to use a computer program

abort

verb

if you abort a computer program, or if it aborts, the computer stops doing something before it is finished

restart

verb

to start a computer again instead of shutting it down

sign on

to write your name or a secret word in order to use a computer

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