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switch

noun (n)

  • control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • an event in which one thing is substituted for another (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of changing one thing or position for another (noun.act)
    Synonym: shift, switching
    Example:
    His switch on abortion cost him the election.
    source: wordnet30
  • A small, flexible twig or rod. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A device for shifting an electric current to another circuit, or for making and breaking a circuit. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • exchange or give (something) in exchange for (verb.possession)
    Synonym: swap, swop, trade
    source: wordnet30
  • lay aside, abandon, or leave for another (verb.change)
    Synonym: change, shift
    Example:
    Switch to a different brand of beer.
    She switched psychiatrists.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a shift in or exchange of (verb.change)
    Synonym: change over, shift
    Example:
    First Joe led; then we switched.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation (verb.contact)
    Synonym: flip, throw
    Example:
    Switch on the light.
    source: wordnet30
  • flog with or as if with a flexible rod (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To walk with a jerk. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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