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    v. To advance, grow, or multiply inexorably. In hackish usage this verb has overtones of menace and silliness, evoking the creeping horrors of... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: provocative maintenance 

    provocative maintenance


    [common ironic mutation of `preventive maintenance'] n. Actions performed upon a machine at regularly scheduled intervals to ensure that the system remains in a usable state. So called because it is all too often performed by a field servoid who doesn't know what he is doing; this results in the machine's remaining in an *un*usable state for an indeterminate amount of time. See also scratch monkey.