Translation of "switch" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /swɪtʃ/ us /swɪtʃ/

to change from one thing to another

He’s just switched jobs.
noun uk /swɪtʃ/ us /swɪtʃ/

B1 a small object that you push up or down with your finger to turn something electrical on or off


a change

There has been a switch in policy.

(Translation of “switch” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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.

(Translation of “switch” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)