Definition of switch off
1 : to turn off (something) by turning or pushing a button or moving a switch, lever, etc. He switched off the light/lamp. He switched the TV off.
2 informal : to stop paying attention When the topic turned to the stock market, he switched off.
Word by Word Definitions
: a slender flexible whip, rod, or twig
: an act of switching: such as
: a blow with a switch
: to strike or beat with or as if with a switch
: whisk, lash
: to turn from one railroad track to another : shunt
: from a place or position
: away from land
: at a distance in space or time
: used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: office; officer; official
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