switch from (something) (to something else)

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switch from (something) (to something else)

1. To stop doing, using, consuming, etc., something (in favor of something else). I switched from regular coffee to decaf a few years ago. I'm thinking of switching from my current Internet providers. Any suggestions?
2. To cause something to change from one type (to another). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "switch" and "from." I switched the music from soft jazz to hip-hop to inject some life into the party. You'll need a special adapter to switch the video output from a composite feed.
3. To cause someone to stop doing, using, consuming, etc., something (in favor of something else). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "switch" and "from." The doctor switched me from statins to inhibitors to help get my cholesterol under control. I've asked my boss to switch me from the morning shifts for the time being.
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switch from someone (to someone else)

to change one's choice from one person to another. I had chosen Jeff, but I will switch from him to Judy. Tom wanted to try a new barber, so he switched from Nick to Bruno.
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switch from something (to something else)

to change one's choice from one thing to another. We switched from oil to gas heat in our house. I don't like to switch from one brand to another.
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