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Switched vs. Backwards

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Switched

An exchange or a swap, especially one done secretly.
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Backwards

(of a movement) in the direction of one's back
He took a step backwards
Penny glanced backwards
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Switched

A transference or shift, as of opinion or attention.
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Backwards

(of an object's motion) back towards the starting point
The tape rolled backwards
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Switched

A device used to break or open an electric circuit or to divert current from one conductor to another.
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Backwards

In reverse of the usual direction or order
Count backwards from twenty to ten
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Switched

A device consisting of two sections of railroad track and accompanying apparatus used to transfer rolling stock from one track to another.
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Backwards

Synonym of backward; see usage notes there.
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Switched

A slender flexible rod, stick, or twig, especially one used for whipping.
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Backwards

Synonym of backward; see usage notes there.
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Switched

The bushy tip of the tail of certain animals
A cow's switch.
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Backwards

At or to or toward the back or rear;
He moved back
Tripped when he stepped backward
She looked rearward out the window of the car
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Switched

A thick strand of real or synthetic hair used as part of a coiffure.
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Backwards

In a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal;
It's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'
The child put her jersey on backward
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Switched

A flailing or lashing, as with a slender rod
Gave the ox a switch.
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Switched

To exchange
Asked her brother to switch seats with her.
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Switched

To shift, transfer, or divert
Switched the conversation to a lighter subject.
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Switched

To connect, disconnect, or divert (an electric current) by operating a switch.
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Switched

To cause (an electric current or appliance) to begin or cease operation
Switched the lights on and off.
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Switched

(Informal) To produce as if by operating a control. Often used with on
Switched on the charm.
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Switched

To move (rolling stock) from one track to another; shunt.
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Switched

To whip with a switch, especially in punishing a child.
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Switched

To jerk or swish abruptly or sharply
A cat switching its tail.
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Switched

To make or undergo a shift or an exchange
The office has switched to shorter summer hours.
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Switched

To swish sharply from side to side.
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Switched

Simple past tense and past participle of switch
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