switch around


Also found in: Legal.

switch around

1. To exchange one's place or position (with someone or something else). You're a little bit taller than me, so let's switch around for the photo. The two jets switched around so that the stealth bomber was in the lead.
2. To exchange the place or position of two people or things. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "switch" and "around." The teacher switched the students around so that the taller one was in back. I think you need to switch around these two cables, and then the TV should work.
3. To alter, reorder, or rearrange something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "switch" and "around." Make sure you switch your fighting style around throughout the match in order to keep your opponent off-guard. We're going to try switching around the layout of the office this weekend—it feels too cluttered and disorganized the way it is now.
See also: around, switch

switch someone or something around

to change, swing, or turn someone or something. I was prepared for a late flight out of Miami, but they switched me around at the last minute. They switched around my flights.
See also: around, switch

switch around

to change, swing, or turn around. The horse switched around and ran the other way. I switched around and sat looking the other way for a while.
See also: around, switch

switch around

v.
1. To alter something by shifting its components: The baseball manager switched the lineup around so that the best batter would go first. The decorator switched around the room to make it feel less cramped.
2. To swap someone or something with another: The decorator switched the chair around with the bookcase. The manager switched the two players around.
See also: around, switch
References in periodicals archive ?
However despite the switch around it still left very little impact on Labour's strong grip of the area.
Hook it up to a PChowever and you can switch around tracks in play lists, proving that vinyl can still be lots of fun.
A quick switch around and Sam returned as one of two singer guitarists in SHOEBOX.
Feelings may switch around at some point, but right now, it'd be awkward if you were to tell your BFF you like-like her boyfriend.
Rep is a crazy thing to do," he adds, "but I was brought up that that was the high point of theatrical experience--to switch around, flex your muscles.
A group of 70 producers in Gloucestershire and along the M4 corridor--known as the Selkley Vale Group--have agreed to switch around 80 million litres of milk from Dairy Crest from October 2007.
They are unlikely to make much change from the side which gave championship chasing Cleckheaton a good run in North One last week although Colin Ellis could get a start at scrum-half and there could be a forward switch around.
Moisture from condensation or spilled liquids that enters the switch around the rocker actuator is trapped in the recess between the double case walls and then conducted outside by vent holes at the ends of the case.
It didn't deter us though - we just had a bit of a switch around and everything went ahead.
But Thompson used the match as an opportunity to switch around his lines.
Should an owner want to renovate an apartment, switch around a kitchen, change the location of a bathroom, or change a wall or two, these all require permits from the Building Department.
It's a good idea to switch around, so you don't get tired of a basically good food.
In some teams everyone knows how to do all the jobs, and can switch around every two hours and break up the assembly line tedium.
And if customers are likely to switch around often, I really have an incentive to protect my best customers from going to the competition by giving them the better deal.
5% will switch around PS200million from the pension industry's coffers into workers' retirement pots.