Definition of Turn On in English :

Define Turn On in English

Turn On meaning in English

Meaning of Turn On in English

Pronunciation of Turn On in English

Turn On pronunciation in English

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Turn On

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1. switch on, turn on

cause to operate by flipping a switch

Example Sentences:
'switch on the light'
'turn on the stereo'

2. depend on, depend upon, devolve on, hinge on, hinge upon, ride, turn on

be contingent on

Example Sentences:
'The outcomes rides on the results of the election'
'Your grade will depends on your homework'

3. turn on

produce suddenly or automatically

Example Sentences:
'Turn on the charm'
'turn on the waterworks'

4. turn on

become hostile towards

Example Sentences:
'The dog suddenly turned on the mailman'

5. agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on

cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Example Sentences:
'The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks'

6. arouse, excite, sex, turn on, wind up

stimulate sexually

Example Sentences:
'This movie usually arouses the male audience'

7. get off, trip, trip out, turn on

get high, stoned, or drugged

Example Sentences:
'He trips every weekend'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Turn On

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1. (tr, adverb)
to cause (something) to operate by turning a knob, etc
to turn on the light
2. (intr, preposition)
to depend or hinge on
the success of the party turns on you
3. (preposition)
to change or cause to change one's attitude so as to become hostile or to retaliate
the dog turned on the children
4. (tr, adverb) informal
to produce (charm, tears, etc) suddenly or automatically
5. (tr, preposition,; foll by to) informal
to interest (someone) in something
how to turn kids on to drama
6. (tr, adverb) slang
to arouse emotionally or sexually
7. (intr, adverb) slang
to take or become intoxicated by drugs
8. (tr, adverb) slang
to introduce (someone) to drugs
noun turn-on
9. slang
a person or thing that causes emotional or sexual arousal

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Turn On

see synonyms of turn on
to start a flow of (water, gas, electricity, etc.)
to open (a faucet, valve, etc.) so as to start a flow
to make (an electrical device) start functioning by operating the controls
to show or display suddenly or automatically
to turn on the charm
3.  US, Slang
to initiate in the use of a psychedelic drug
to stimulate or be stimulated with or as with a psychedelic drug; make or become elated, euphoric, etc.
to stimulate sexually
to make interested, enthusiastic, etc.
someone or something regarded as being interesting, exciting, arousing, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Turn On

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Something that causes pleasure or excitement: "The real turn-on ... is that he is a visionary as well as a scientist" (Village Voice).

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