switch

Part of speech: verb

To whip or lash with a switch; make a lashing motion.

Part of speech: verb

To shift from one track to another, as a car.

Part of speech: noun

A small flexible rod; light whip.

Part of speech: noun

A tress of hair.

Part of speech: noun

A mechanism for shifting a railway train, an electric current, etc.

Part of speech: noun

The act of switching.

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Usage examples "switch":

  1. He stepped to the switch and extinguished the lights in his room. - "The Fighting Chance", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. But I have only to touch this other switch, and I could produce an effect in that room that would rival the famous writing on Belshazzar's wall- only it would be a voice from the wall instead of writing." - "Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3", Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds.
  3. " You act to me as if you liked it," said Abby, with an angry switch like a cat. - "The Portion of Labor", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.