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    be down

    The machine was down.
    The database server is down.

    Could these sentences mean that the things (machine, server) are just turned off (not broken)? Or is there a breakdown implied?
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    Re: be down

    Breakdown. Unless it is specified something like "the systems are down for routine maintenance."

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