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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