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)
Words nearby switch
Idioms for switch
Origin of switch
OTHER WORDS FROM switch
Examples from the Web for switching
King has caucused with the Democrats since being elected in 2012 but has said he is open to switching sides.The Independents Who Could Tip the Senate in November|Linda Killian|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“If someone drinks [more than] 20 ounces of soda per day, switching them to diet soda will help weight loss,” Roussell says.
Since switching the doorknobs, Hoffman says, Alexa and everyone else in the household sleeps better.Is It Wrong for Parents to Lock Up Their Disabled Kids?|Elizabeth Picciuto|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He claimed he was in the process of switching sides when he was arrested and sent to Guantanamo.CIA Chief, White House Chief of Staff Long Argued the Taliban 5 Could Go Free|Josh Rogin, Eli Lake|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today consumers react by cutting the cord and switching to cheaper alternatives.Amazon Stock May Be Up, but the Company Still Doesn’t Make Any Money|Daniel Gross|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hartmann went to the wall, and switching off the violet rays, turned on the electric lamp, then nodded to Mayer.The Ivory Snuff Box|Arnold Fredericks
She crossed the room to her dressing-table, and, switching on an extra electric light, bent low to examine her face in the glass.What a Man Wills|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The old woman glanced at the money, looked around on the soldiers and glared at the captain, who was switching a cruel whip.The Motor Boys in Mexico|Clarence Young
You could start it again by switching tanks and putting the nose down, but you couldn't afford to have that happen in combat.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
"He best have been switching thee with it, then," cried Jonathan Winthrop.
British Dictionary definitions for switching
Derived forms of switchswitcher, nounswitchlike, adjective
Word Origin for switch
Idioms and Phrases with switching
In addition to the idioms beginning with switch
- switch off
- switch on
- asleep at the switch
- bait and switch