Talent spotted early, she was in the editor's chair by age 31, switching three years later, in 2003, to The Sun.
Three days later, the House voted again and with 24 badly spooked Republicans switching their votes, the measure passed.
Since switching the doorknobs, Hoffman says, Alexa and everyone else in the household sleeps better.
So, Cyrus returned to music, switching up her sound and image—as all adventurous pop stars do.
switching identities, the two girls return to their homes and work to bring their parents back together.
switching his light in that direction he had discovered a huge, dark object moving slowly through the water.
Not another inch could we make her budge, either by pulling or switching.
But ever look to a man's inches ere you talk of switching—why, thine arm, man, is but like a spindle compared to mine.
I'm so tired I could sleep in an excursion special that was switching at Pittsburgh.
All came to view with the switching on of the lights, then faded into the dusk again at the touch of a button.
1590s, "slender riding whip," probably from a Flemish or Low German word akin to Hanoverian swutsche, a variant of Low German zwukse "long thin stick, switch," from Germanic base *swih- (cf. Old High German zwec "wooden peg," German Zweck "aim, design," originally "peg as a target," Zwick "wooden peg"), perhaps connected with PIE root *swei- "to swing, bend, to turn."
The meaning "device for changing the direction of something or making or breaking a connection" is first recorded 1797. "The peg sense suits the mech(anical) applications" [Weekley], and these senses may be a direct borrowing from those senses in Continental Germanic languages rather than a continuation of the "pliant wand" sense. The meaning "a change, a reversal, an exchange, a substitution" is first recorded 1920.
1610s, "to strike with a switch," from switch (n.). Related: Switched; switching. The meaning "turn off or on" is first recorded 1853 of trains on tracks, 1881 of electricity, 1932 of radio or (later) television. Sense of "shift, divert" is from 1860. Meaning "to change one thing for another" is recorded from 1919. Switch-hitter is 1930s in baseball slang, 1956 in the sense of "bisexual person."
To inform; snitch (1940s+ Underworld)