switch off

switch off

  1. (transitive) To turn a switch to the "off" position in order to stop or disable a device.
  2. (idiomatic) To lose interest, and start thinking about something else.
  3. (intransitive, idiomatic) To alternate between; to trade.
    Do you eat all your peas and then all your potatoes, or do you switch off between them as you go?
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