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switch

[ swich ]
/ swɪtʃ /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms about switch

    asleep at the switch, Informal. failing to perform one's duty, missing an opportunity, etc., because of negligence or inattention: He lost the contract because he was asleep at the switch.

Origin of switch

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

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British Dictionary definitions for switch

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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