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switch sth on

usually disapproving
verb [T, I usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with switch   /swɪtʃ/ us  
If someone switches on a particular emotion or behaviour, they suddenly start to feel or behave in that way, but usually not sincerely: When a customer walks in, she switches on the charm.
Translations of “switch sth on”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常不是發自內心地)突然變得,突然裝出…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常不是发自内心地)突然变得,突然装出…
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