switch on

phrasal verb
switched on; switching on; switches on

Definition of switch on

: to turn on (something) by turning or pushing a button or moving a switch, lever, etc. I switched on the TV. She switched the light on.

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“Switch on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/switch%20on. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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