switch-off

[ swich-awf, -of ]
/ ˈswɪtʃˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun

the act or process of switching off a power supply, light source, appliance, etc.

Origin of switch-off

noun use of verb phrase switch off

Definition for switch-off (2 of 2)

switch
[ swich ]
/ swɪtʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of switch

1585–95; earlier swits, switz slender riding whip, flexible stick; compare Low German (Hanoverian) schwutsche long, thin stick

SYNONYMS FOR switch

OTHER WORDS FROM switch

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Examples from the Web for switch-off

  • Oh, Ah tell you, 'f ye wan' to make any money with a gover'men' still ye gotter have a switch-off that the gauger cain' fin.

    A Tar-Heel Baron|Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton

British Dictionary definitions for switch-off

switch
/ (swɪtʃ) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of switch

switcher, nounswitchlike, adjective

Word Origin for switch

C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch swijch branch, twig
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Idioms and Phrases with switch-off

switch

In addition to the idioms beginning with switch

  • switch off
  • switch on

also see:

  • asleep at the switch
  • bait and switch
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