Talk:switch

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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.

Football (soccer)[edit]

What does the player mean here when he says "switch it" (i.e. the ball)? [1] Equinox 22:54, 12 November 2015 (UTC)