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 for hosed
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  hosed
   adj.
  
      Same as down. Used primarily by Unix hackers. Humorous: also implies a
      condition thought to be relatively easy to reverse. Probably derived from
      the Canadian slang ?hoser? popularized by the Bob and Doug Mackenzie skits
      on SCTV, but this usage predated SCTV by years in hackerdom (it was
      certainly already live at CMU in the 1970s). See hose. It is also widely
      used of people in the mainstream sense of ?in an extremely unfortunate
      situation?.
  
      Once upon a time, a Cray that had been experiencing periodic difficulties
      crashed, and it was announced to have been hosed. It was discovered that
      the crash was due to the disconnection of some coolant hoses. The problem
      was corrected, and users were then assured that everything was OK because
      the system had been rehosed. See also dehose.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  hosed
  
      A somewhat humorous variant of "{down", used
     primarily by Unix hackers.  "Hosed" implies a condition
     thought to be relatively easy to reverse.  It is also widely
     used of people in the mainstream sense of "in an extremely
     unfortunate situation".  The term was popularised by fighter
     pilots refering to being hosed by machine gun fire (date?).
     Usage in hackerdom dates back to CMU in the 1970s or
     earlier.
  
     "Acronyms and Abbreviations" from UCC, Ireland
     http://ucc.ie/cgi-bin/acronym)">(http://ucc.ie/cgi-bin/acronym) expands it as "Hardware
     Or Software Error Detected", though this is probably a
     back-formation.
  
     The Jargon File version 4.1.4 1999-06-17 says that it was
     probably derived from the Canadian slang "hoser" (meaning "a
     man, esp. one who works at a job that uses physical rather
     than mental skills and whose habits are slightly offensive but
     amusing").
  
     One correspondant speculates about an allusion to a hose-like
     body part.
  
     Once upon a time, a Cray that had been experiencing periodic
     difficulties crashed, and it was announced to have been hosed.
     It was discovered that the crash was due to the disconnection
     of some coolant hoses.  The problem was corrected, and users
     were then assured that everything was OK because the system
     had been rehosed.  See also dehose.
  
     See also: hose.
  
     (1999-10-28)
  

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