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switch


switch

verb

Definition of SWITCH

1
to give up (something) and take something else in return <switched the real grapes for fake ones> <switched the day of his flight from Thursday to Friday>
2
to move from side to side or up and down with quick jerky motions <cows lazily switching their tails and chewing their cud>
Synonyms swish, switch, waggle
3
to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible <a stern schoolmaster who would switch any boy who misbehaved>
4
to change (as an opinion) to the contrary <a politician who has switched his position on a number of issues>
Synonyms switch
Near Antonyms maintain, support, uphold
5
to strike repeatedly <a prank for which the youngsters were soundly switched>

March 05, 2015
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