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Noun: switching  swi-ching
  1. The act of changing one thing or position for another
    "his switching on abortion cost him the election";
    - switch, shift
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

Derived forms: switchings

Type of: alter, change, change by reversal, engage, exchange, flog, interchange, lash, lather, lock, mesh, modify, operate, reverse, slash, strap, trounce, turn, welt, whale [N. Amer], whip

Encyclopedia: Switching

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