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  Definition of switch
  1. the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
  2. a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other
  3. a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
  4. control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
  5. railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
  6. hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure
  7. an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
  8. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  9. change over, change around, or switch over
  10. make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"
  11. lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
  12. flog with or as if with a flexible rod
  13. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
  14. exchange or give (something) in exchange for
Similar Words: switching, shift, electric switch, electrical switch, substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, interchange, tack, alternate, flip, flip-flop, switch over, exchange, change over, change, throw, trade, swap, swop

 

Hyponyms: switcheroo, birch, birch rod, cane, ferule, rattan, ratan, commutator, cutout, ignition switch, push button, push, button, selector, selector switch, three-way switch, three-point switch, time-switch, toggle switch, toggle, on-off switch, on/off switch, back, veer, shift, break, surf, channel-surf, leap, jump, diphthongize, diphthongise, cut, switch on, turn on, switch off, turn off, turn out

 

Grouped Verbs: change, exchange, commute, convert

 

Derivational Morphology: shift, trade, swap, swop, change over, interchange, tack, alternate, flip, flip-flop, change, switch over, exchange, throw, replace, substitute, sub, stand in, fill in, reversal, change of mind, turnabout, turnaround, substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switching, tacking, commutation, displacement, switcher, whipper, electric switch, electrical switch, barter

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: schakelaar and wissel   Finnish: kytkin and vaihde  
German: Schalter and Weiche   Interlingua: cambio and commutator  
Italian: interruttore and scambio   Japanese: スイッチ and ポイント  
Latvian: pārmija and slēdzis   Polish: wyłącznik and zwrotnica  
Portuguese: interruptor   Russian: выключатель and стрелка  
Slovene: kretnica and stikalo   Spanish: interruptor  
Swedish: strömbrytare and växel   Telugu: స్విచ్చి  
 
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