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English noun: toggle

1. toggle (communication) any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time


Broader (hypernym)command, instruction, program line, statement

2. toggle (artifact) a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions


Synonymson-off switch, on/off switch, toggle switch


Broader (hypernym)electric switch, electrical switch, switch


Narrower (hyponym)DIP switch, dual inline package switch

3. toggle (artifact) a fastener consisting of a peg or pin or crosspiece that is inserted into an eye at the end of a rope or a chain or a cable in order to fasten it to something (as another rope or chain or cable)


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast


English verb: toggle

1. toggle (possession) provide with a toggle or toggles


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

2. toggle (contact) fasten with, or as if with, a toggle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

3. toggle (contact) release by a toggle switch


SamplesToggle a bomb from an airplane.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)let go, let go of, release, relinquish









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