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Verb: switch  swich
  1. Change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
    - switch over, exchange
     
  2. Exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    - trade, swap, swop
     
  3. Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
    "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists";
    - shift, change
     
  4. Make a shift in or exchange of
    "First Joe led; then we switched";
    - change over, shift
     
  5. Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
    "switch on the light";
    - throw, flip
     
  6. Flog with or as if with a flexible rod
     
  7. Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
    - interchange, tack, alternate, flip, flip-flop
Noun: switch  swich
  1. Control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
    - electric switch, electrical switch
     
  2. An event in which one thing is substituted for another
    - substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement
     
  3. Hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure
     
  4. [N. Amer] Railway track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
    - points
     
  5. A flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
     
  6. A basketball manoeuvre; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other
     
  7. The act of changing one thing or position for another
    "his switch on abortion cost him the election";
    - switching, shift

Derived forms: switching, switches, switched

Type of: alter, basketball play, change, change by reversal, control, controller, engage, exchange, false hair, flog, fluctuation, hairpiece, instrument of punishment, interchange, lash, lather, lock, mesh, modify, operate, postiche, railroad [N. Amer], railroad track [N. Amer], railway [Brit, Cdn], railway track [Brit, Cdn], reverse, slash, strap, trounce, turn, variation, welt, whale [N. Amer], whip

Encyclopedia: Switch, India's first campus channel)