English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of changing one thing or position for another
  • a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other
  • a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
  • control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
  • railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
  • hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure
  • an event in which one thing is substituted for another


  • reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  • change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
  • make a shift in or exchange of
  • lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
  • flog with or as if with a flexible rod
  • cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
  • exchange or give (something) in exchange for


alternate change exchange flip flip-flop interchange permutation replacement shift substitution swap switching swop tack throw trade transposition

Scrabble score for switch

Scrabble score = 14

generated at 17:33:19 on 17-01-20

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