What verb is used for power outage?

Power goes out everyday in the morning.

Is "goes out" correct verb for power outage or there is any other verb for it. And what verb is used for power come back.


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Blackout comes to mind

Power restore is what brings it back up


In the UK, it's as simple as 'go off' (punctual) and 'be off' (durative).

The power's gone off.

When did the power go off?

The power's still off.

How long has the power been off?


In the US we say,

"The power went out" or "The power was out"

"The power's going out" or "the power will be out"

"The power is out" is a common one you'll here!

  • May the power be with you this winter. Nov 19, 2013 at 20:57

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