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Meaning of word switch from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

switch   noun

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

Synonyms : electric switch, electrical switch

Meaning : An event in which one thing is substituted for another.

Example : The replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood.

Synonyms : permutation, replacement, substitution, transposition

Meaning : Hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair. Used by women to give shape to a coiffure.

Meaning : Railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections. Used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock.

Meaning : A flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment.

Meaning : A basketball maneuver. Two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other.

Meaning : The act of changing one thing or position for another.

Example : His switch on abortion cost him the election.

Synonyms : shift, switching

switch   verb

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

Synonyms : exchange, switch over

Meaning : Exchange or give (something) in exchange for.

Synonyms : swap, swop, trade

Meaning : Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another.

Example : Switch to a different brand of beer.
She switched psychiatrists.
The car changed lanes.

Synonyms : change, shift

Meaning : Make a shift in or exchange of.

Example : First Joe led; then we switched.

Synonyms : change over, shift

Meaning : Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation.

Example : Switch on the light.
Throw the lever.

Synonyms : flip, throw

Meaning : Flog with or as if with a flexible rod.

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

Synonyms : alternate, flip, flip-flop, interchange, tack