switch off

phrasal verb

switched off; switching off; switches 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.

Examples of switch off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plasma machine is switched off with eight minutes left to go. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 15 June 2024 Toggle the switch off to block an app from accessing your mic. Got an Android? Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 6 June 2024 UConn looked good in the early going, with Muhl and Bueckers switching off on Iowa star Caitlin Clark, college basketball’s all-time leading scorer. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 6 Apr. 2024 For me, being at the resort means being able to switch off entirely and leave my worries at the door, and part of that is about making sure I am not reminded about my Disability all the time. Sophie Morgan, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for switch off 

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“Switch off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/switch%20off. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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