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Then he switched sides and turned against his former allies.
We switched lanes and accelerated toward the junction.
He used to vote Republican, but he switched to Democrat in 1997.
Once you have learned the basics of word processing, switching between different programs is quite easy.
They announced that the tournament would be switched from March to December.
Reporters are switching their attention to other members of the royal family.
He was accused of switching price labels.
Will you switch places with me?
Will you switch with me next week?
This is the American English definition of switch. View British English definition of switch.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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