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switch on

vb (adverb)
1. to cause (a device) to operate by or as if by moving a switch, knob, or lever; turn on
2. (tr) informal to produce (charm, tears, etc) suddenly or automatically
3. (tr) informal (now slightly dated) to make up-to-date, esp regarding outlook, dress, etc
4. (tr) slang to arouse emotionally or sexually
5. (Recreational Drugs) (intr) slang to take or become intoxicated by drugs
6. (Recreational Drugs) (tr) slang to introduce (someone) to drugs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.switch on - cause to operate by flipping a switchswitch on - cause to operate by flipping a switch; "switch on the light"; "turn on the stereo"
flip, switch, throw - cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
switch off, turn off, turn out, cut - cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
Translations
zapnout
tænde
käynnistääkytkeäkytkeä päällesytyttää
uključiti
つける
켜다
sätta på
เปิดไฟ, เปิดสวิตช์
bật

w>switch on

vt
sep gas, wateranstellen; machineanschalten; radio, TV, lighteinschalten; engineanlassen; please leave the TV switched onlass den Fernseher bitte an
(inf) person (= interest)munter machen, begeistern; (emotionally, by drugs) → antörnen (sl), → high machen (inf); (sexually) → auf Touren bringen (inf); switched onbegeistert; (emotionally, on drugs) → high (inf); (sexually) → auf Touren (inf); (= up-to-date)in (inf); to be switched on to jazzauf Jazz stehen (inf)
vi (gas, water)anstellen; (machine)anschalten; (radio, TV, light)einschalten; (engine)anlassen; the cooker will switch on at 10 o’clockder Herd schaltet sich um 10 Uhr an or ein

switch on

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References in classic literature ?
Holmes picked one out, but it was as hard to read by the flickering fire, and he drew out his little dark lantern, for it was too dangerous, with Milverton in the next room, to switch on the electric light.
on's changes include charging customers a flat per-day rate before they use any energy - then charging them extra every time they switch on gas and electricity.
pounds 18 energy-saver for pounds 3 News this week that energy bills are set to climb AGAIN will have us all diving for the off switch on our gadgets.