switch sth on Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “switch sth on” in the English Dictionary

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switch sth on

usually disapproving
phrasal verb with switch uk   us   /swɪtʃ/ verb [T, I usually + adv/prep]
If someone ​switches on a ​particularemotion or ​behaviour, they ​suddenlystart to ​feel or ​behave in that way, but usually not ​sincerely: When a ​customerwalks in, she ​switches on the ​charm.
(Definition of switch sth on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “switch sth on”
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常不是发自内心地)突然变得,突然装出…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常不是發自內心地)突然變得,突然裝出…
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