switch off

phrasal verb
switched off; switching off; switches off

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.

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“Switch off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/switch%20off. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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