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Noun

A light switch.

Singular
switch

Plural
es

switch (es)
  1. A device to turn electric current on and off or direct its flow.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A movable section of railroad track which allows the train to be directed down one of two destination tracks; point.
  3. A slender woody plant stem used as a whip.
  4. (computer science) A command line notation allowing specification of optional behavior.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A networking device connecting multiple wires, allowing them to communicate simultaneously, when possible. Compare to the less efficient hub device that solely duplicates network packets to each wire.
  6. A system of specialized relays, computer hardware, or other equipment which allows the interconnection of a calling party's telephone line with any called party's line.

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Verb

Infinitive
to switch

Third person singular
switch

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to switch (third-person singular simple present switch, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To exchange.
    I want to switch this red dress for a green one.
  2. (transitive) To change (something) to the specified state using a switch.
    Switch the light on.
  3. (transitive) To whip or hit with a switch.
  4. (intransitive) To change places, tasks, etc.
    I want to switch to a different seat.
  5. (slang) (intransitive) To get angry suddenly; to quickly or unreasonably become enraged.

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