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switch

US [swɪtʃ]
UK [swɪtʃ]
  • v.交换;转换;转变;掉换
  • n.道岔;转变;闸;(细软)枝条
  • Web开关;交换机;交换器
Plural Form:switches  Present Participle:switching  Past Tense:switched  
Switch
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n.
1.
(电路的)开关,闸,转换器a small device that you press or move up and down in order to turn a light or piece of electrical equipment on and off
a light switch
电灯开关
an on-off switch
通断开关
That was in the days before electricity was available at the flick of a switch .
那是在过去,还没有到开关一响就有电的时代。
Which switch do I press to turn it off?
我按哪个开关就能把它关了?
to throw a switch(= to move a large switch)
扳动开关
2.
(尤指突然彻底的)改变,转变a change from one thing to another, especially when this is sudden and complete
a switch of priorities
轻重缓急的改变
She made the switch from full-time to part-time work when her first child was born.
第一个孩子出生后她就从全职工作改为兼职工作。
a policy switch
政策的转变
3.
(铁路的)转辙器,道岔the points on a railway/railroad line
4.
(细软)枝条;鞭子a thin stick that bends easily
a riding switch
马鞭
v.
1.
[i][t]
(使)改变,转变,突变to change or make sth change from one thing to another
We're in the process of switching over to a new system of invoicing.
我们正在转用新的发票制度。
Press these two keys to switch between documents on screen.
按这两个键就可以在屏幕上的文件之间切换。
When did you switch jobs?
你什么时候调动工作的?
2.
[t]
交换;掉换;转换;对调to exchange one thing for another
The dates of the last two exams have been switched.
最后两门考试的日期掉换了。
I see you've switched the furniture around(= changed its position) .
我看出来你把家具重摆了。
Do you think she'll notice if I switch my glass with hers?
要是把我的杯子跟她的换了,你认为她看得出来吗?
3.
[i][t]
调班;临时掉换工作时间to do sb else's job for a short time or work during different hours so that they can do your job or work during your usual hours
I can't work next weekend─will you switch with me?
下个周末我不能上班,咱俩调个班好不好?
Have you been able to switch your shift with anyone?
你找着能跟你调班的人了吗?
Can we switch our shifts around?
我们可以换个班吗?

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