switch on

phrasal verb

switched on; switching on; switches 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.

Examples of switch on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The one with a hammock in the kitchen and light switches on the floor, yes that one. Anna Tingley, Variety, 25 Oct. 2023 The switches on this board are illuminated from below and are semi-clear, giving it a bold look to match its staggeringly loud clicky switches (in a good way). WIRED, 19 Oct. 2023 Editor’s picks The story bounces between the two, letting players switch on the fly between the characters to progress along their individual and shared threads. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 16 Oct. 2023 Wireless carriers in South Korea and the U.S. flipped the switch on fifth-generation service for everyday cellphone users more than four years ago. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2023 Recommended Like a light switched on in a dark room, my father’s words show me the way. Gloria Goodale, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Oct. 2023 The candle comes with a manual switch on the bottom to set the timer for five hours on and 19 hours off. Maya Polton, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Sep. 2023 And once that switches on it’s hard to turn it off. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2023 Transparency mode switches on the headphones’ external microphones so more outside noise passes through. Geoffrey Morrison, wsj.com, 2 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Switch on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/switch%20on. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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