switched on

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switched on

  1. simple past tense and past participle of switch on


switched on (comparative more switched on, superlative most switched on)

  1. (informal) Highly attentive and mentally engaged.
    • 2013, James Glasse, ‎Andrew Rawson, Baghdad Operators: Ex Special Forces in Iraq (page 70)
      There was a lot to take in and everyone had to be totally switched on during the handover phase.
    • 2015, Karl Brettig, Building Stronger Communities with Children and Families (page 119)
      She has always been really switched on academically but she has really come on in the last year with [teacher]. We're happy that she is in his class again this year.