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switch

 
Noun switch has 7 senses
  1. switch, electric switch, electrical switch - control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
    --1 is a kind of control, controller
    --1 has particulars:
     commutator; cutout; ignition switch; push button, push, button; selector, selector switch; three-way switch, three-point switch; time-switch; toggle switch, toggle, on-off switch, on/off switch
    Derived form: verb switch5
  2. substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switch - an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
    --2 is a kind of variation, fluctuation
    Derived forms: verb switch2, verb switch1, verb switch7
  3. switch - hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure
    --3 is a kind of
    hairpiece, false hair, postiche
  4. switch - railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
    --4 is a kind of
    railroad track, railroad, railway
  5. switch - a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
    --5 is a kind of
    instrument of punishment
    --5 has particulars: birch, birch rod; cane; ferule; rattan, ratan
    Derived form: verb switch6
  6. switch - a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other
    --6 is a kind of
    basketball play
  7. switch, switching, shift - the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
    --7 is a kind of change
    --7 has particulars: switcheroo
    Derived forms: verb switch7, verb switch3, verb switch4, verb switch1
Verb switch has 7 senses
  1. switch over, switch, exchange - change over, change around, or switch over
    --1 is one way to change by reversal, turn, reverse
    Derived forms: noun switch2, noun switch7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. trade, swap, swop, switch - exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    --2 is one way to exchange, change, interchange
    Derived forms: noun switch2, noun switching1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. switch, shift, change - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
    Derived form: noun switch7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. switch, change over, shift - make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"
    --4 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun switch7, noun switching1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. throw, flip, switch - cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
    --5 is one way to engage, mesh, lock, operate
    Derived form: noun switch1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. switch - flog with or as if with a flexible rod
    --6 is one way to
    flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce
    Derived forms: noun switch5, noun switcher1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  7. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop - reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
    --7 is one way to change by reversal, turn, reverse
    Derived forms: noun switch2, noun switch7
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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