Meaning of switch

Definition of switch

(noun) control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure
railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other
the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
(verb) change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
exchange or give (something) in exchange for
lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"
cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
flog with or as if with a flexible rod
reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

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