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Definition of toggle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

toggle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtɒɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːɡl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they toggle
BrE BrE//ˈtɒɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːɡl//
 
he / she / it toggles
BrE BrE//ˈtɒɡlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːɡlz//
 
past simple toggled
BrE BrE//ˈtɒɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːɡld//
 
past participle toggled
BrE BrE//ˈtɒɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːɡld//
 
-ing form toggling
BrE BrE//ˈtɒɡlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːɡlɪŋ//
 
Using a computer
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (computing) to press a key or set of keys on a computer keyboard in order to turn a feature on or off, or to move from one program, etc. to another toggle (between A and B) He toggled between the two windows. toggle something This key toggles various views of the data. Wordfindercommand, connect, desktop, drag, enter, insert, refresh, scroll, select, toggle See related entries: Using a computer Word Origin mid 18th cent. (originally in nautical use): of unknown origin.
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