● 1. hook up
Meaning – to connect wires from machines to a power source or other machines
Example – Would you please help me hook up the Internet cable?
● 2. power up / turn on
Meaning – provide power to a machine
Example – Press the red button to power up your tablet.
● 3. boot up / start up
Meaning – begin running a computer system
Example – Wait a second, my computer is booting up.
● 4. set up
v. to install a new computer program or assemble a computer system
n. the process of adding information using a computer program
Example – This application took a long time to set up.
● 5. pull down / pulldown
v. choose from a menu of options in a computer application extending down from the action bar like a window blind
n. a menu of options
Meaning – Look for the file menu and pull down to “Save As…”
● 6. back up / backup
v. make an extra copy of a file
n. an extra copy of a file
Example – Be sure you back up your files before you change systems.
● 7. hack into
Meaning – enter a computer or network illegally
Example – Someone hacked into my bank and stole millions of dollars.
● 8. go down
Meaning – stop operating properly
Example – I cannot send any emails because the server went down.
● 9. wipe out
Meaning – completely erase or delete files
Example – Before you donate your computer, be sure you wipe out the hard drive.
● 10. plug in / plug-in
v. insert a cord into an outlet or port
n. an addition to a software program that performs a certain task
Example – Plug in your laptop over there.