/frotst/ down because of hardware problems. Compare fried. A machine that is merely frotzed may be fixable without replacing parts, but a fried machine is more seriously damaged.
[frood] /frud/ noun 1. James Anthony, 1818–94, English historian. /fruːd/ noun 1. James Anthony. 1818–94, English historian; author of a controversial biography (1882–84) of Carlyle. 2. his brother William. 1810–79, English civil engineer
- Froude number
/fraʊd/ noun 1. a dimensionless number used in hydrodynamics for model simulation of actual conditions
[froo-froo] /ˈfruˌfru/ noun 1. elaborate decoration, as frills, ribbons, or ruffles, especially on women’s clothing. 2. a rustling, particularly the rustling of silk, as in a woman’s dress. /ˈfruːˌfruː/ noun 1. a swishing sound, as made by a long silk dress 2. elaborate dress or ornamentation, esp worn by women
1870, “a rustling,” from French (19c.), possibly imitative of the rustling of a dress. Meaning “fussy details” is from 1876. noun Frilly dress and adornment; frivolous bedizenment: Is that what you want in a girl, chi-chi, frou-frou, fancy clothes, permanent waves? [1870+; fr French, imitative of the rustling of silk]