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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Idioms for switch
Origin of switch
OTHER WORDS FROM switch
Example sentences from the Web for switch
Researchers have thought that those three varieties of cell death were triggered by different biochemical switches.How two immune system chemicals may trigger COVID-19’s deadly cytokine storms|Tina Hesman Saey|October 30, 2020|Science News
MagSafe would need to gain much wider adoption before a wholesale switch makes any real sense for consumers, but it could definitely happen down the road and I’m cautiously optimistic about the prospect.The iPhone 12 Pro is a big upgrade even without the 5G hype|Stan Horaczek|October 28, 2020|Popular Science
The inserted switch boosted almost 20-fold how much protein the UCP1 gene made.Gene editing can alter body fat and may fight diabetes|Silke Schmidt|October 23, 2020|Science News For Students
The pandemic was the reason for the mass switch to early and mail-in voting this time around.The 2020 election could permanently change how America votes|Bobbie Johnson|October 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Some publishers have already found the switch to contextual ads to be a good news story for their revenues.IAB Europe’s ad tracking consent framework found to fail GDPR standard|Natasha Lomas|October 16, 2020|TechCrunch
In Maryland, there have been reports of voting machines switching voters from Republicans to Democrats.Brace Yourself: October Election Surprises Surely on the Way|Matt Lewis|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
I keep switching from provider to provider, hoping to find one that will meet even my basic needs.25 Things I Want from an Online Music Service (and Almost Never Get)|Ted Gioia|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The old white horse was switching and stamping and shuddering in his constant and futile battle against flies.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
Varied border edges may be made by switching the straws in any direction desired.Philippine Mats|Hugo H. Miller
He went quickly into his bedroom, switching on the light, to get a glass of water.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
The musicians played energetically, switching now from the hymn to their unofficial little ditty.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
There he was, strolling along the graveled walk near the fountain, switching his cane impatiently.Through the Wall|Cleveland Moffett
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