Synonyms for switched
- change course
- turn aside
Antonyms for switched
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWITCHED
She said she wouldn't live in this town, not if she was switched.
Presently the searchlight was switched off, leaving the deck in utter darkness.
This did not interest me much, so I switched our talk to something that did.
He switched on the electric light in the hall, and opened the door.
The steps came up and up and she switched on the light in the passage.
He switched the light off, and stood for a while in the dark.
Then Professor Wentworth switched off the current and stepped toward the tank.
As he spoke he gave a muttered curse and switched on his amber fog-light.
There were three men visible in the room, and Chris switched his attention now to them.
He switched on his ato-flash and led the way down cautiously.
1590s, "slender riding whip," probably from a Flemish or Low German word akin to Hanoverian swutsche, a variant of Low German zwukse "long thin stick, switch," from Germanic base *swih- (cf. Old High German zwec "wooden peg," German Zweck "aim, design," originally "peg as a target," Zwick "wooden peg"), perhaps connected with PIE root *swei- "to swing, bend, to turn."
The meaning "device for changing the direction of something or making or breaking a connection" is first recorded 1797. "The peg sense suits the mech(anical) applications" [Weekley], and these senses may be a direct borrowing from those senses in Continental Germanic languages rather than a continuation of the "pliant wand" sense. The meaning "a change, a reversal, an exchange, a substitution" is first recorded 1920.