switch over


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switch over (to someone or something)

to change to or choose someone or something else. That newscaster is too contentious. Switch over to another station. Okay, I'll switch over.
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switch something over (to something)

to convert something to something else. We are switching our furnace over to gas. We switched over our furnace to gas.
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switch over

v.
1. To make or undergo a shift from one thing to another: I switched over to the trumpet from the saxophone. Some groups have started using the new operating system, but our division won't switch over until next year.
2. To shift someone or something from one thing to another: The IT department switched our division over to the new operating system. A better medicine came out, so the doctor switched over all her patients.
3. To change channels: I switched over to the classical music station when I got bored with the news.
See also: switch