switch out

switch out

1. To exchange or swap someone (for someone else). A noun or pronoun can be used between "switch" and "out." They switched the star forward out after he sprained his ankle. This is the third time this year that they've switched out the regional manager for someone new.
2. To exchange some piece, part, or component for a new or different one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "switch" and "out." You can switch out the various parts of the model airplane to create your own customized vehicle. We'll need to switch the fuse out before the lights will come back on.
See also: out, switch

switch something out

to remove something from an electrical circuit to turn it off. Please switch the light out. I switched out the light.
See also: out, switch
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Slipcovered sofas and chairs also debuted, which allow for seasonal switch outs and easy cleaning and care.
Despite the success of building a single identity for the chain, the tremendous geographical area it coves still requires what Elliot calls "switch outs" -- the process of assuring that consumers in various regions receive circulars with some pages that are geared to local conditions.