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transitive verb 2 is wrong. we should list the phrasal verbs "switch on" and "switch off" but without the particle it is meaningless. The closest you could get might be "to operate a switch" and list ~on, ~off under derived or related. Hippietrail 13:07, 23 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I tried to remedy the definition by changing it to mean "to change to a specified state" (so that "switch on the light" means "'switch' the light so that it is on"). I agree, though; this sense ought to be removed. It causes problems with translation as well, as I have indicated. Are there any other phrasal verbs with "switch" as their first element? -- Paul G 14:24, 23 Feb 2004 (UTC)
I would use "switch over" especially for TV channels, and probably "switch back". But then again in Australia we prefer "turn on", "turn off", "turn over". Switch sounds more American.