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Overview of noun switch

The noun switch has 7 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) switch, electric switch, electrical switch

(control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit)

2. (1) substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switch

(an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood")

3. switch

(hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure)

4. switch

(railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock)

5. switch

(a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment)

6. switch

(a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other)

7. switch, switching, shift

(the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election")


Overview of verb switch

The verb switch has 7 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (5) switch over, switch, exchange

(change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence)

2. (3) trade, swap, swop, switch

(exchange or give (something) in exchange for)

3. (2) switch, shift, change

(lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes")

4. (1) switch, change over, shift

(make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched")

5. throw, flip, switch

(cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever")

6. switch

(flog with or as if with a flexible rod)

7. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop

(reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action))

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