switch sth on Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "switch sth on" - English Dictionary

See all translations

switch sth on

usually disapproving
phrasal verb with switch uk   us   /swɪtʃ/ verb [T, I usually + adv/prep]
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…
(Definition of switch sth on from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of switch sth on?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More