switch on

This page is about the phrasal verb switch on.

Meaning: to turn something on with a switch

Synonym: turn on

For example:

  • switch on sth Whoever gets to the office first in the morning has to switch on the air-conditioning.

  • switch sth on If your printer doesn't work, the first thing to do is to make sure you've switched it on.

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

Quick Quiz:

While walking out of a cinema after seeing a film, most people switch on

a. their phone

b. their eyes

c. their friends

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Contributor: Matt Errey