Definition Switch

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Let's switch the conversation to another topic: Let's talk about something else; Let's change the subject
I switched my sandwich with yours because it looked nicer.

a switch: a change, a transition, a shift, a conversion, an alteration
The switch from butter to margarine was a difficult one, but I am glad that I made the change.

a (radio, appliance, electric) switch : a (radio, appliance, electric) button, control, lever, on/off device
Where's the on-off switch? I need to turn it off.

to switch off, to switch on (the power): to turn off, to shut off, to deactivate, to cut (the power); to turn on, to activate, to put on (the power)


  • "Ignore any last objections the subject might have and switch on power."
  • "Would you like to switch seats with me, Donna?"
  • "You should know I'm ready to switch banks if this continues."
  • "While I agree with you that it would be nice to work with manufacturers who have the OILS stamp of approval, it is simply not cost-effective to switch subcontractors at this point."
  • "I've switched off the central heating to save a bit of cash, so it's a bit chilly, but I've got plenty of blankets, and a cup of Irish coffee will warm you right up."
  • "I can't switch it off!"
  • "Brian : In fact, he's recently switched to the macrobiotic diet."

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