■ switch off


■ switch off
■ switch off
A v. i. + avv.
1 spegnere (la luce elettrica, ecc.); disinserire il contatto; staccare
2 (telef.) interrompere la comunicazione; mettere giù (fam.)
3 (fig. fam.) smettere di parlare (o di ascoltare); staccare (fam.): I switch off when he starts talking about computers, mi chiudo le orecchie quando si mette a parlare di computer
B v. t. + avv.
1 (elettr.) disinserire (un contatto); interrompere (un circuito); staccare (fam.): Switch off the electricity!, stacca la corrente!; togli la luce!
2 spegnere (la luce, il televisore, la radio, ecc.): (autom.) to switch off the engine, spegnere il motore
3 disinserire, staccare (un allarme, ecc.)
4 (fig. fam.) far perdere interesse a (q.); rendere (q.) esausto; stancare, stufare (fig.): to switch one's students off, stufare i propri studenti □ to switch off by itself, spegnersi da solo.

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