I'm looking for the words to express 'Switch to stand-by' and 'Switch off' (i.e. power completely off) in French?

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Here is a translation:

“Switch to stand-by” can be said with « Mettre en veille »

“Switch off” can be said with « Éteindre »

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    If talking about big machinery, switch off can also be translated to mettre hors tension. Jun 15, 2012 at 12:18
  • Yes, we're talking about big machines here - not TVs etc.
    – paul
    Jun 18, 2012 at 5:10
  • Switch off: éteindre, couper, arrêter.
    – mins
    Jan 29, 2014 at 0:11

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