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Switch on   /swɪtʃ ɑn/   Listen
Switch on

Cause to operate by flipping a switch.  Synonym: turn on.  "Turn on the stereo"

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"Switch on" Quotes from Famous Books

... unobserved, Helen made her way downstairs and throwing back the heavy tapestry portieres entered the drawing room which was almost in complete darkness. The maid had forgotten to switch on the electrolier and as the only light came from the distant dining-room, the big parlor was practically all in gloom. Before her eyes had become quite accustomed to the dark, a man advanced out of the shadow. It was ...
— The Mask - A Story of Love and Adventure • Arthur Hornblow

... the boldness to play such a trick on us, to sell us a rabbit that could not stir when we put a few bags of money on it?" "But, gentlemen," said the old man, "did you beat it?" "Of course," answered one of the thieves, "my companion struck it with a switch on the haunch." The old man asked: "But where did you strike it, on the right or on the left haunch?" "On the left." "That is why the rabbit ran away," said the old man. "You should have hit it on the right. If you did not observe these conditions, what fault is it of mine?" "This is true," said ...
— Italian Popular Tales • Thomas Frederick Crane

... hundred-yard interspace was bridged by a hastily-constructed spur track starting from a switch on the Colorado and Grand River main line, and crossing the Utah right of way at a broad angle. On this spur, at its point of intersection with the new line, stood a heavy locomotive, steam up, and manned in every inch of ...
— A Fool For Love • Francis Lynde

... another car coming. It pleased him to remember that the street inclined toward the bay. He rolled past the house without a betraying sound, dipped over the curb to the asphalt, swung the car townward, and coasted nearly half a block with the ignition switch on before he pushed up the throttle, let in his clutch, and got the answering chug-chug of the engine. With the lights on full he went purring down the street in the misty fog, pleased with himself ...
— Cabin Fever • B. M. Bower

... to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track, but one inch between wreck and ...
— The Jericho Road • W. Bion Adkins

Words linked to "Switch on" :   flip, switch, throw, switch off

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