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switch

 
 
pronunciation:
swIch
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
switch off, switch on
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device that opens and closes an electric circuit.
The light switch is on the wall near the door.
 
similar words:
terminal
definition 2: a change.
We made a big switch in our lives when we moved from the city to the country.
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part of speech: verb
inflections: switches, switching, switched
definition: to exchange; trade.
The teacher was a little confused when the students switched places.
synonyms:
exchange, trade
similar words:
change
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phrase: switch off
phrase: switch on
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