switch off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theyswitch off
he/she/itswitches off
present participleswitching off
past tenseswitched off
past participleswitched off
  1. 1
    [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 heating has switched off.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to stop listening to someone, or to stop thinking about something

    He just switches off and ignores me.

See also main entry: switch