"switches" in the noun sense
1. 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. 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"
hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair used by women to give shape to a coiffure
railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
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"
"switches" in the verb sense
1. switch over, switch, exchange
change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
2. trade, swap, swop, switch
exchange or give (something) in exchange for
3. 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. switch, change over, shift
make a shift in or exchange of then we switched"
"First Joe led
5. throw, flip, switch
cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
"switch on the light"
"throw the lever"
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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