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Phrasal Verbs

switch off

This page is about the phrasal verb switch off

Meaning: to turn something off with a switch

Synonym: turn off

For example:

  • switch off sth Who forgot to switch off the air-conditioning when they left for work this morning?

  • switch sth off Do you switch your computer off after you've finished using it for the day, or do you leave it on all night?

Nouns often used as objects with switch off: light, phone, computer, printer, television

Quick Quiz:

When you get on a plane, you'll usually be asked to switch off

a. your hearing aid

b. your conversation

c. your telephone

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Contributor: Matt Errey