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switch

  

      n  
1    a mechanical, electrical, or electronic device for opening or closing a circuit or for diverting a current from one part of a circuit to another  
2    a swift and usually sudden shift or change  
3    an exchange or swap  
4    a flexible rod or twig, used esp. for punishment  
5    the sharp movement or blow of such an instrument  
6    a tress of false hair used to give added length or bulk to a woman's own hairstyle  
7    the tassel-like tip of the tail of cattle and certain other animals  
8    any of various card games in which the suit is changed during play  
9      (U.S. and Canadian)   a railway siding  
10      (U.S. and Canadian)   a railway point  
11      (Austral)  
informal      See       switchboard  
      vb  
12    to shift, change, turn aside, or change the direction of (something)  
13    to exchange (places); replace (something by something else)  
the battalions switched fronts     
14      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to transfer (rolling stock) from one railway track to another  
15    tr   to cause (an electric current) to start or stop flowing or to change its path by operating a switch  
16    to swing or cause to swing, esp. back and forth  
17    tr   to lash or whip with or as if with a switch,   (See also)        switch off       switch on  
     (C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch swijch branch, twig)  
  switcher      n  
  switchlike      adj  


dip switch  
      n   a device for dipping car headlights  
knife switch  
      n   an electric switch in which a flat metal blade, hinged at one end, is pushed between fixed contacts  
mercury switch  
      n     (Electrical engineering)   a switch in which a circuit is completed between two terminals by liquid mercury when the switch is tilted  
switch-hitter  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)  
1      (Baseball)   a batsman who can hit either right- or left-handed  
2    Slang   a bisexual person  
switch off  
      vb   adv  
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.  
switch on  
      vb   adv  
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    intr  
Slang   to take or become intoxicated by drugs  
6    tr  
Slang   to introduce (someone) to drugs  
switch selling  
      n   a system of selling, now illegal in Britain, whereby potential customers are attracted by a special offer on some goods but the salesman's real aim is to sell other more expensive goods instead  
switch yard  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   an area in a railway system where rolling stock is shunted, as in forming trains  
time switch  
      n   an electric switch that can be set to operate an appliance, such as a light or an oven, at a particular time  
toggle switch  
      n  
1    an electric switch having a projecting lever that is manipulated in a particular way to open or close a circuit  
2    a computer device that is used to turn a feature on or off  
trip switch  
      n   an electric switch arranged to interrupt a circuit suddenly and disconnect power from a running machine so that the machine is stopped  
tumbler switch  
      n   a switch that is turned over to connect or disconnect an electric current  
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point  
      n  
1    a dot or tiny mark  
2    a location, spot, or position  
3    any dot or mark used in writing or printing, such as a decimal point or a full stop  
4       short for       vowel point  
5    the sharp tapered end of a pin, knife, etc.  
6    a pin, needle, or other object having such a point  
7      (Maths)  
a    a geometric element having no dimensions and whose position in space is located by means of its coordinates  
b    a location  
point of inflection     
8    a promontory, usually smaller than a cape  
9    a specific condition or degree  
10    a moment  
at that point he left the room     
11    an important or fundamental reason, aim, etc.  
the point of this exercise is to train new teachers     
12    an essential element or thesis in an argument  
you've made your point, I take your point     
13    a suggestion or tip  
14    a detail or item  
15    an important or outstanding characteristic, physical attribute, etc.  
he has his good points     
16    a distinctive characteristic or quality of an animal, esp. one used as a standard in judging livestock  
17    often pl   any of the extremities, such as the tail, ears, or feet, of a domestic animal  
18      (Ballet)   often pl   the tip of the toes  
19    a single unit for measuring or counting, as in the scoring of a game  
20      (Australian Rules football)      an informal name for       behind       11  
21      (Printing)   a unit of measurement equal to one twelfth of a pica, or approximately 0.01384 inch. There are approximately 72 points to the inch  
22      (Finance)  
a    a unit of value used to quote security and commodity prices and their fluctuations  
b    a percentage unit sometimes payable by a borrower as a premium on a loan  
23      (Navigation)  
a    one of the 32 marks on the circumference of a compass card indicating direction  
b    the angle of 11°15<minute> between two adjacent marks  
c    a point on the horizon indicated by such a mark  
24      (Cricket)  
a    a fielding position at right angles to the batsman on the off side and relatively near the pitch  
b    a fielder in this position  
25    any of the numbers cast in the first throw in craps with which one neither wins nor loses by throwing them: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10  
26    either of the two electrical contacts that make or break the current flow in the distributor of an internal-combustion engine  
27      (Brit)   often pl   a junction of railway tracks in which a pair of rails can be moved so that a train can be directed onto either of two lines,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    switch         
28    often pl   a piece of ribbon, cord, etc., with metal tags at the end: used during the 16th and 17th centuries to fasten clothing  
29      (Backgammon)   a place or position on the board  
30      (Brit)  
a       short for       power point  
b       an informal name for       socket       2  
31    an aggressive position adopted in bayonet or sword drill  
32    the position of the body of a pointer or setter when it discovers game  
33      (Boxing)   a mark awarded for a scoring blow, knockdown, etc.  
34    any diacritic used in a writing system, esp. in a phonetic transcription, to indicate modifications of vowels or consonants  
35      (Jewellery)   a unit of weight equal to 0.01 carat  
36    the act of pointing  
37      (Ice hockey)   the position just inside the opponents' blue line  
38    beside the point   not pertinent; irrelevant  
39    case in point   a specific, appropriate, or relevant instance or example  
40    in point of   in the matter of; regarding  
41    make a point of  
a    to make (something) one's regular habit  
b    to do (something) because one thinks it important  
42    not to put too fine a point on it   to speak plainly and bluntly  
43    on (or at) the point of   at the moment immediately before a specified condition, action, etc., is expected to begin  
on the point of leaving the room     
44    score points off   to gain an advantage at someone else's expense  
45    stretch a point  
a    to make a concession or exception not usually made  
b    to exaggerate  
46    to the point   pertinent; relevant  
47    up to a point   not completely  
      vb  
48    usually foll by: at or to   to indicate the location or direction of by or as by extending (a finger or other pointed object) towards it  
he pointed to the front door, don't point that gun at me     
49    intr; usually foll by: at or to   to indicate or identify a specific person or thing among several  
he pointed at the bottle he wanted, all evidence pointed to Donald as the murderer     
50    tr   to direct or cause to go or face in a specific direction or towards a place or goal  
point me in the right direction     
51    tr   to sharpen or taper  
52    intr   (of gun dogs) to indicate the place where game is lying by standing rigidly with the muzzle turned in its direction  
53    tr   to finish or repair the joints of (brickwork, masonry, etc.) with mortar or cement  
54    tr     (Music)   to mark (a psalm text) with vertical lines to indicate the points at which the music changes during chanting  
55    to steer (a sailing vessel) close to the wind or (of a sailing vessel) to sail close to the wind  
56    tr     (Phonetics)   to provide (a letter or letters) with diacritics  
57    tr   to provide (a Hebrew or similar text) with vowel points,   (See also)        point off       point out       point up  
     (C13: from Old French: spot, from Latin punctum a point, from pungere to pierce; also influenced by Old French pointe pointed end, from Latin pungere)  


dip switch  
      n   a device for dipping car headlights  
knife switch  
      n   an electric switch in which a flat metal blade, hinged at one end, is pushed between fixed contacts  
mercury switch  
      n     (Electrical engineering)   a switch in which a circuit is completed between two terminals by liquid mercury when the switch is tilted  
switch  
      n  
1    a mechanical, electrical, or electronic device for opening or closing a circuit or for diverting a current from one part of a circuit to another  
2    a swift and usually sudden shift or change  
3    an exchange or swap  
4    a flexible rod or twig, used esp. for punishment  
5    the sharp movement or blow of such an instrument  
6    a tress of false hair used to give added length or bulk to a woman's own hairstyle  
7    the tassel-like tip of the tail of cattle and certain other animals  
8    any of various card games in which the suit is changed during play  
9      (U.S. and Canadian)   a railway siding  
10      (U.S. and Canadian)   a railway point  
11      (Austral)  
informal      See       switchboard  
      vb  
12    to shift, change, turn aside, or change the direction of (something)  
13    to exchange (places); replace (something by something else)  
the battalions switched fronts     
14      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to transfer (rolling stock) from one railway track to another  
15    tr   to cause (an electric current) to start or stop flowing or to change its path by operating a switch  
16    to swing or cause to swing, esp. back and forth  
17    tr   to lash or whip with or as if with a switch,   (See also)        switch off       switch on  
     (C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch swijch branch, twig)  
  switcher      n  
  switchlike      adj  
switch-hitter  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)  
1      (Baseball)   a batsman who can hit either right- or left-handed  
2    Slang   a bisexual person  
switch off  
      vb   adv  
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.  
switch on  
      vb   adv  
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    intr  
Slang   to take or become intoxicated by drugs  
6    tr  
Slang   to introduce (someone) to drugs  
switch selling  
      n   a system of selling, now illegal in Britain, whereby potential customers are attracted by a special offer on some goods but the salesman's real aim is to sell other more expensive goods instead  
switch yard  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   an area in a railway system where rolling stock is shunted, as in forming trains  
time switch  
      n   an electric switch that can be set to operate an appliance, such as a light or an oven, at a particular time  
toggle switch  
      n  
1    an electric switch having a projecting lever that is manipulated in a particular way to open or close a circuit  
2    a computer device that is used to turn a feature on or off  
trip switch  
      n   an electric switch arranged to interrupt a circuit suddenly and disconnect power from a running machine so that the machine is stopped  
tumbler switch  
      n   a switch that is turned over to connect or disconnect an electric current  

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switch

  

      vb  
1    change, change course, deflect, deviate, divert, exchange, interchange, rearrange, replace by, shift, substitute, swap     (informal)   trade, turn aside  
      n  
2    about-turn, alteration, change, change of direction, exchange, reversal, shift, substitution, swap     (informal)  
      vb  
3    lash, swish, twitch, wave, whip  

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