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switches

verb
present tense third-person singular of switch

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to give up (something) and take something else in return
  • switched the real grapes for fake ones
  • switched the day of his flight from Thursday to Friday

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2 to move from side to side or up and down with quick jerky motions
  • cows lazily switching their tails and chewing their cud

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4 to change (as an opinion) to the contrary
  • a politician who has switched his position on a number of issues

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switches

noun
plural of switch

Synonyms of switches (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a long thin or flexible tool for striking
  • struck the horse's hide with a leather switch, and it took off at a gallop

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2 a quick jerky movement from side to side or up and down
  • that telltale switch of the cat's tail meant there was a mouse under the piano

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“Switches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/switches. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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