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Meaning & Definition of Switch in English

English

Switch

/swɪʧ/

noun

1. Control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit

    synonym:
  • switch
  • ,
  • electric switch
  • ,
  • electrical switch

2. An event in which one thing is substituted for another

  • "The replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
    synonym:
  • substitution
  • ,
  • permutation
  • ,
  • transposition
  • ,
  • replacement
  • ,
  • switch

3. Hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair

  • Used by women to give shape to a coiffure
    synonym:
  • switch

4. Railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections

  • Used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
    synonym:
  • switch

5. A flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment

    synonym:
  • switch

6. A basketball maneuver

  • Two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other
    synonym:
  • switch

7. The act of changing one thing or position for another

  • "His switch on abortion cost him the election"
    synonym:
  • switch
  • ,
  • switching
  • ,
  • shift

verb

1. Change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

    synonym:
  • switch over
  • ,
  • switch
  • ,
  • exchange

2. Exchange or give (something) in exchange for

    synonym:
  • trade
  • ,
  • swap
  • ,
  • swop
  • ,
  • switch

3. Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

  • "Switch to a different brand of beer"
  • "She switched psychiatrists"
  • "The car changed lanes"
    synonym:
  • switch
  • ,
  • shift
  • ,
  • change

4. Make a shift in or exchange of

  • "First joe led
  • Then we switched"
    synonym:
  • switch
  • ,
  • change over
  • ,
  • shift

5. Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

  • "Switch on the light"
  • "Throw the lever"
    synonym:
  • throw
  • ,
  • flip
  • ,
  • switch

6. Flog with or as if with a flexible rod

    synonym:
  • switch

7. Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

    synonym:
  • interchange
  • ,
  • tack
  • ,
  • switch
  • ,
  • alternate
  • ,
  • flip
  • ,
  • flip-flop

Examples of using

Tom reached for the light switch and turned it off.
Would you like to switch seats?
May I switch on the light?