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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

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

People are going to wonder why you're trying to be different; it's just a natural instinct. If I was to walk down the street in a kilt, then dudes would wonder why I'm doing that, they'd think I was different or gay. It's natural for people to point fingers. That's my whole reason for trying to switch things up; don't judge a book by it's cover.
Kid Cudi

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

If I had terminal cancer, I had a few weeks to live, I was in tremendous amount of pain - if they just effectively wanted to turn off the switch and legalise that by legalising euthanasia, I'd want that.
John Key

You can watch a little bit of war from your nice living room - 30 seconds of what's going on in Syria - and when you've had enough, switch over to some celebrity programme. We live our life through screens and images in this way, and we don't know what is real or fake anymore. It doesn't matter.
Alison Jackson
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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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