switch off

Definition of switch off

  1. 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. 2 informal :  to stop paying attention When the topic turned to the stock market, he switched off.

Word by Word Definitions

switchplay
  1. :  a slender flexible whip, rod, or twig

    :  an act of switching: such as

    :  a blow with a switch

  1. :  to strike or beat with or as if with a switch

    :  whisk, lash

    :  to turn from one railroad track to another :  shunt

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : 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

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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