Definition and Meanings for switch
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Part of Speech of switch
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of switch
Meaning of switch
- a small, flexible twig or rod.
- a movable part of a rail; or of opposite rails, for transferring cars from one track to another.
- a separate mass or trees of hair, or of some substance (at jute) made to resemble hair, worn on the head by women.
- a device for shifting an electric current to another circuit, or for making and breaking a circuit.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip.
- to swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane.
- to trim, as, a hedge.
- to turn from one railway track to another; to transfer by a switch; -- generally with off, from, etc.; as, to switch off a train; to switch a car from one track to another.
- to shift to another circuit.
as intransitive verb
- to walk with a jerk.