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Noun
Replacements or substitutions
“It is clear that these two couples are mismated and a hypothetical switch of partners would make the marriages more compatible.”
Noun
The process of becoming different
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“There is an awkward pause, and I decide that a switch of subjects is in order.”
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Plural for a device for making and breaking the connection in an electric circuit
“Haley quickly flipped the switch to start the projector, but nothing happened and she frowned.”
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Plural for an act of changing one's mind, opinion or course of direction
“The moment would seem opportune for a switch in the direction of exploration.”
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Plural for a slender, flexible shoot cut from a tree
“My mother made me go out and cut off my own switch from a tree and sit in my room with it.”
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Plural for a long, thin and pliant instrument used for striking or flogging
“I've been hit with slippers, with a dustpan, and even with a switch cut from the cherry tree in our backyard.”
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Plural for a rapid and spasmodic movement up and down or from side to side
“Its teeth barred at the sight and, with a switch of its tail, it was in full flight.”
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Plural for a hard strike or hit
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“The horse decided he didn't want another switch on the rump and took off smartly to avoid the swat.”
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Plural for a false substitute for a person's hair
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Plural for the process of being heaved upward, especially the raising of part of the earth's crust
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Plural for a trick (action intended to deceive)
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Plural for the punishment of being whipped
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Plural for networking device
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Plural for a valve, tap or faucet which regulates the flow of liquid or gas through a pipe
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Plural for a particular aspect or feature of something
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Plural for an arm or leg of a person or four-legged animal, or a bird's wing
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Plural for the part by which a thing is held, carried, or controlled
Verb
To transfer into another vehicle (train, bus, etc.)
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“The two of us decided this was a good time to switch roles where he would be the hoist operator, and I would be the swimmer.”
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To change the emphasis, direction, or focus of
“Eventually, I managed to switch the conversation to them and their lives.”
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To move jerkily from side to side or up and down
“I've seen horses that would switch their tails just from being tied, and I've had colts that would switch their tails when you went to halter break them.”
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To lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument
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“When you get there, just switch the horse under the left ear, and beg him to be off home.”
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To strike or hit repeatedly
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“If this Westford farmer had possessed and used the newly patented cow's tail-holder, the cow would not have been able to switch him in the face.”
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To completely alter the form of
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To change the emphasis, direction, or focus of
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To move (someone or something) from one place to another
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To move (a switch or lever) so as to operate a device
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To move to face in another direction
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To bat in place of another player
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Penalize for wrongdoing
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Depart to another place in search of quiet or privacy
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Vary or fluctuate between two states, limits, opinions, etc
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To modify so as to make less extreme or more acceptable
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