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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyswitch on
he/she/itswitches on
present participleswitching on
past tenseswitched on
past participleswitched on
  1. if you switch on something such as a light or a machine, or if it switches on, you make it start working

    Don't switch on the light.

    The machine switches on automatically.

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