Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “switch”

switch

noun /switʃ/
a small lever, handle or other device eg for putting or turning an electric current on or off
interruptor, conmutador
The switch is down when the power is on and up when it’s off He couldn’t find the light-switch.
an act of turning or changing
cambio, viraje
After several switches of direction they found themselves on the right road.
a thin stick.
vara, varilla
switchback noun a railway eg in an amusement park, or a road that has many ups and downs (and sudden turns)
montaña rusa
Let’s go along the switchback.
switchboard noun a board with many switches for controlling electric currents etc , or for making connections by telephone, eg within a large office etc.
panel de conmutación; centralita/central telefónica, cuadro conmutador
(also adjective) a switchboard operator.
switch on/off phrasal verb to put or turn on/off (an electric current / light etc)
encender; apagar
He switched on the light Switch off the electricity before going on holiday.
(Definition of switch from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Not paying attention, but you might be interested in these topics from the Attention and care topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “switch” in Spanish

Definitions of “switch” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More