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switch off

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present tense
I/you/we/theyswitch off
he/she/itswitches off
present participleswitching off
past tenseswitched off
past participleswitched off
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    [intransitive/transitive] if you switch off something such as a light or a machine, or if it switches off, it stops working

    I parked the car and switched off the engine.

    The heat has switched off.

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