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Definition of Switch


  1. A device for shifting an electric current to another circuit, or for making and breaking a circuit.
  2. A small, flexible twig or rod.
  3. A movable part of a rail; or of opposite rails, for transferring cars from one track to another.
  4. A separate mass or trees of hair, or of some substance (at jute) made to resemble hair, worn on the head by women.
  5. A mechanical device for shifting an electric current to another circuit.
  6. To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip.
  7. To swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane.
  8. To trim, as, a hedge.
  9. To turn from one railway track to another; to transfer by a switch; -- generally with off, from, etc.; as, to switch off a train; to switch a car from one track to another.
  10. To shift to another circuit.
  11. To walk with a jerk.

Switch Quotations

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.
Florence King

Any active sportsman has to be very focused; you've got to be in the right frame of mind. If your energy is diverted in various directions, you do not achieve the results. I need to know when to switch on and switch off: and the rest of the things happen around that. Cricket is in the foreground, the rest is in the background.
Sachin Tendulkar

Computer hacking really results in financial losses and hassles. The objectives of terrorist groups are more serious. That is not to say that cyber groups can't access a telephone switch in Manhattan on a day like 9/11, shut it down, and therefore cause more casualties.
Kevin Mitnick

Human beings either function as individuals or as members of a pack. There's a switch inside us, deep in our spirit, that you can turn one way or the other. It's almost always the case that our worst behaviour comes out when we're switched to the mob setting. The problem with a lot of software designs is that they switch us to that setting.
Jaron Lanier

I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
Muhammad Ali
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Switch Translations

switch in Dutch is roede, gard, spitsroede, stokje
switch in French is badine, baguette, interrupteur
switch in German is umschalten, Schalter, Schalter, wechsel
switch in Italian is interruttore
switch in Norwegian is bryter
switch in Portuguese is interruptor
switch in Spanish is interruptor, conmutar
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