Definition of Switch off

1. Verb. Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch. "Turn out the lights"

Exact synonyms: Cut, Turn Off, Turn Out
Specialized synonyms: Kill
Generic synonyms: Flip, Switch, Throw
Antonyms: Switch On



Definition of Switch off

1. Verb. (transitive) to turn a switch to the "off" position in order to stop or disable a device ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) to lose interest, and start thinking about something else ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To alternate between; to trade. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Switch Off

switch-hit
switch-hits
switch-hitters
switch-ivy
switch cane
switch engine
switch hitter
switch hitters
switch hook
switch hooks
switch horn
switch horns
switch off (current term)
switch on
switch over
switch pitcher
switch pitchers
switchability
switchable
switcharoo
switcharoos
switchback
switchbacked
switchbacking
switchbacks
switchblade
switchblade knife

Literary usage of Switch off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Convention by Convention, National Electric Light Association (1906)
"We have found that a patrolman in the central section of the city can switch on, and later switch off, 100 signs with ease. To such men we pay about $60 per ..."

2. Plane Tales from the Skies by Wilfrid Theodore Blake (1918)
"switch off ! " A SLIGHT mist covered the morning sun as the two pilots strolled out on to the aerodrome ; clouds were scattered intermittently over the sky, ..."

3. Saving Electricity in a Hurry: Dealing with Temporary Shortfalls in ...by International Energy Agency by International Energy Agency (2005)
"switch off computers Computers and their peripherals can easily draw 500 watts when ... In California, customers were urged to switch off all computers not ..."

4. Practical Flying: Complete Course of Flying Instruction by William Gordon McMinnies, Henry Graeme Anderson (1918)
"In this type the switch has to be held down for "switch off," and springs on ... When a valve breaks off at the head the pilot should switch off and land, ..."

5. Finding List of Books and Periodicals in the Central Library by Enoch Pratt Free Library (1890)
"... Express B On Time B switch off B Brake Up B Bear and Forbear B Onward and Upward Series : Field and Forest B Plane and Plank B Desk and Debit. ..."

6. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Have some one rock the fly wheel or starting crank gradually one way and the other (switch off). If loose you will feel it. Main bearings can be tested in ..."

7. Convention by Convention, National Electric Light Association (1906)
"We have found that a patrolman in the central section of the city can switch on, and later switch off, 100 signs with ease. To such men we pay about $60 per ..."

8. Plane Tales from the Skies by Wilfrid Theodore Blake (1918)
"switch off ! " A SLIGHT mist covered the morning sun as the two pilots strolled out on to the aerodrome ; clouds were scattered intermittently over the sky, ..."

9. Saving Electricity in a Hurry: Dealing with Temporary Shortfalls in ...by International Energy Agency by International Energy Agency (2005)
"switch off computers Computers and their peripherals can easily draw 500 watts when ... In California, customers were urged to switch off all computers not ..."

10. Practical Flying: Complete Course of Flying Instruction by William Gordon McMinnies, Henry Graeme Anderson (1918)
"In this type the switch has to be held down for "switch off," and springs on ... When a valve breaks off at the head the pilot should switch off and land, ..."

11. Finding List of Books and Periodicals in the Central Library by Enoch Pratt Free Library (1890)
"... Express B On Time B switch off B Brake Up B Bear and Forbear B Onward and Upward Series : Field and Forest B Plane and Plank B Desk and Debit. ..."

12. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Have some one rock the fly wheel or starting crank gradually one way and the other (switch off). If loose you will feel it. Main bearings can be tested in ..."

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