verb (used with object)
- to move or transfer (a train, car, etc.) from one set of tracks to another.
- to drop or add (cars) or to make up (a train).
verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for switch
Previously that miscreant switch had been identified in rice plants and was named “karma.”The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
There’s a hardware switch to turn off the microphones completely, but that defeats one of the key functions of the device.Amazon’s new fitness tracker listens to your voice to figure out your mood|Stan Horaczek|September 2, 2020|Popular Science
You don’t just flip a switch from dry enough to burn to not dry enough to burn.What’s behind August 2020’s extreme weather? Climate change and bad luck|Carolyn Gramling|August 27, 2020|Science News
Cabana’s change in demographics exemplifies what could be a long-term switch from long-distance air travel to domestic road travel.
Their technique relies on a series of synthetic proteins that can be customized to create a variety of switches.
However, that switch to potatoes occurred around the 19th Century.
In a series of more than 20 tweets, Hatem admitted that he tried to get AQAP to switch allegiances from Zawahiri to Baghdadi.
We drive back to Asadabad in silence, where we switch cars for security reasons and begin the six hour drive back home.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For example, you can switch to morning or lunchtime workouts or go straight to the gym instead of stopping at home first.4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out|DailyBurn|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If a fan has a Spanish or Japanese accent, George will switch languages to accommodate them.
Hes at the switch now, remarked the man who had first spoken to the lads.Jack Ranger's Gun Club|Clarence Young
In his hand he held a switch and with it he was slowly cutting at a bloom on a vine that grew about the tree.The Jucklins|Opie Read
It isn't necessary to know a single thing about lighting; all one needs to do is flip a switch to turn the light on.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Cutting the switch he slid out of the car and ducked over a hedge.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin|Al Avery
Dutifully, however, he set the spools and snapped on the switch.My Shipmate--Columbus|Stephen Wilder
British Dictionary definitions for switch
Derived forms of switchswitcher, nounswitchlike, adjective
Word Origin for switch
Idioms and Phrases with switch
In addition to the idioms beginning with switch
- switch off
- switch on
- asleep at the switch
- bait and switch