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English definition of “switch”

switch

verb
 
 
/swɪtʃ/
[I or T] to change from one thing, system, etc. to another, or make something do this: switch to sth Internet users should consider switching to a web-based bank.switch from sth to sth The charity has switched from TV advertising to direct mail.switch provider(s)/supplier(s) You could save money by switching energy suppliers. The report found that only about 6% of current account customers switch banks each year. switch brand/mortgage/service → See also packet switching
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