switch off

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a. An exchange or a swap, especially one done secretly.
b. A transference or shift, as of opinion or attention.
a. A device used to break or open an electric circuit or to divert current from one conductor to another.
b. A device consisting of two sections of railroad track and accompanying apparatus used to transfer rolling stock from one track to another.
a. A slender flexible rod, stick, or twig, especially one used for whipping.
b. The bushy tip of the tail of certain animals: a cow's switch.
c. A thick strand of real or synthetic hair used as part of a coiffure.
d. A flailing or lashing, as with a slender rod: gave the ox a switch.
v. switched, switch·ing, switch·es
a. To exchange: asked her brother to switch seats with her.
b. To shift, transfer, or divert: switched the conversation to a lighter subject.
a. To connect, disconnect, or divert (an electric current) by operating a switch.
b. To cause (an electric current or appliance) to begin or cease operation: switched the lights on and off.
c. Informal To produce as if by operating a control. Often used with on: switched on the charm.
3. To move (rolling stock) from one track to another; shunt.
a. To whip with a switch, especially in punishing a child.
b. To jerk or swish abruptly or sharply: a cat switching its tail.
1. To make or undergo a shift or an exchange: The office has switched to shorter summer hours.
2. To swish sharply from side to side.
Phrasal Verb:
switch off Informal
To stop paying attention; lose interest.

[Probably of Low German or Flemish origin.]

switch′a·ble adj.
switch′er n.
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switch off

vb (adverb)
1. to cause (a device) to stop operating by or as if by moving a switch, knob, or lever; turn off
2. informal to cease to interest or be interested; make or become bored, alienated, etc
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.switch off - cause to stop operating by disengaging a switchswitch off - cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
kill - cause to cease operating; "kill the engine"
flip, switch, throw - cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
switch on, turn on - cause to operate by flipping a switch; "switch on the light"; "turn on the stereo"
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w>switch off

vt sep
lightausschalten; radio, TVaus- or abschalten; machine, engineabschalten; gas, water supplyabstellen; the oven switches itself offder Backofen schaltet sich selbsttätig ab or aus
(inf) (can’t somebody) switch him off for goodness’ sake! (inf)kann den denn niemand abstellen, um Himmels willen
(light)ausschalten; (radio, TV also, machine, engine)abschalten; (gas, water supply)abstellen
(inf: person) → abschalten; the TV won’t switch offder Fernseher lässt sich nicht aus- or abschalten
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

switch off

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We had all intended to go by diligence to Damascus, and switch off to Baalbec as we went along--because we expected to rejoin the ship, go to Mount Carmel, and take to the woods from there.
Eliza tries to control herself and feel indifferent as she rises and walks across to the hearth to switch off the lights.
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The switch off covered Porto Arabia boardwalk, Qanat Quartier, Medina Centrale retail areas and UDC Tower.
Cardiff, Swansea and towns up and down the county joined iconic buildings across the globe in the largest switch off event to protect the planet.
Swansea, Cardiff and towns up and down the county joined iconic buildings across the globe in the largest switch off event to highlight the impact of climate change.
Porto Arabia before the lights were switched off Earth Hour, the largest climate support initiative of its kind, aims to draw attention to and raise awareness of the risks of climate change by encouraging participants to switch off lights for one hour on the last Saturday of March.
Under the proposal residents will be advised to switch off at least two bulbs every day for three months.
In this connection power consumers are requested to switch off lights of the room where nobody is sitting there.
With the use of this mobile phone application, a person who is sitting in a room at his home may switch off the lights of other room, kitchen or corridors and for this purpose he is not required any movement for doing so, said a statement issued by MAJU on Friday.
Hopefully, next time more people will switch off their lights so that the children at least can see more stars if not the Milky Way,' said Inspector General Forest Mehmood Nasir.