[IBM, probably from slang belly up] Yet another synonym for “broken” or “down”. Usually connotes a major failure. A system (hardware or software) which is “down” may be already being restarted before the failure is noticed, whereas one which is “casters up” is usually a good excuse to take the rest of the day off (as long as you’re not responsible for fixing it).
Sociology. an endogamous and hereditary social group limited to persons of the same rank, occupation, economic position, etc., and having mores distinguishing it from other such groups. any rigid system of social distinctions. Hinduism. any of the social divisions into which Hindu society is traditionally divided, each caste having its own privileges and limitations, transferred […]
to criticize or reprimand severely. to punish in order to correct. Contemporary Examples Gingrich also scored points with the media elite that he loves to castigate. Newt Gingrich Doubles Down in Defending Stance on Illegal Immigration Howard Kurtz November 23, 2011 Matt Bennett, of the Democratic group Third Way, expects Democrats to castigate the Tea […]
to criticize or reprimand severely. to punish in order to correct. Historical Examples A certain marquis had been thrashed with a walking-stick, but showed no disposition to take vengeance on his castigator. Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards verb (transitive) to rebuke or criticize in a severe manner; chastise v. c.1600, from […]
to criticize or reprimand severely. to punish in order to correct. Historical Examples To what length the castigation should proceed is of course matter for individual taste and judgment. A Letter Book George Saintsbury Or would he fail to fathom her identity and so lay himself open to her castigation? Nobody Louis Joseph Vance We […]