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A v. i. + avv.
1 accendere (la luce, ecc.); inserire il contatto
2 (fig. fam.) acquistare interesse; svegliarsi (fig.); eccitarsi: to use drugs to switch on, usare la droga per eccitarsi
3 (fam. USA) farsi vivo; (anche) aggiornarsi, svegliarsi (fig.); mettersi al passo con i tempi
B v. t. + avv.
1 (elettr.) inserire (un contatto); chiudere (un circuito); attaccare (fam.): Switch on the electricity!, attacca la corrente!; dai la luce!
2 accendere (la luce, il televisore, la radio, ecc.): (autom.) to switch on the engine, accendere il motore
3 inserire, attaccare (un allarme, ecc.)
4 (fig. fam.) interessare; eccitare; stimolare: to switch one's students on, interessare i propri studenti □ (di un forno elettrico, ecc.) to switch on by itself, accendersi da solo □ (autom.) to switch on the ignition, inserire l'accensione; mettere in moto □ (telef.) to switch sb. on to sb. else, mettere q. in comunicazione con q. altro.

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