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

  gronk
   /gronk/, vt.
  
      [popularized by Johnny Hart's comic strip B.C.: but the word apparently
      predates that]
  
      1. To clear the state of a wedged device and restart it. More severe than
      ?to frob? (sense 2).
  
      2. [TMRC] To cut, sever, smash, or similarly disable.
  
      3. The sound made by many 3.5-inch diskette drives. In particular, the
      microfloppies on a Commodore Amiga go ?grink, gronk?.
  

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

  gronk
  
     /gronk/ Popularised by Johnny Hart's comic strip "B.C." but
     the word apparently predates that.
  
     1. To clear the state of a wedged device and restart it.
     More severe than "to frob" (sense 2).
  
     2. [TMRC] To cut, sever, smash, or similarly disable.
  
     3. The sound made by many 3.5-inch diskette drives.  In
     particular, the microfloppies on a Commodore Amiga go
     "grink, gronk".
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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