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turn onphrasal verb
to attack someone suddenly and unexpectedly The dogs suddenly turned on each other. Why are you all turning on me (= criticizing or blaming me)?jump to other results
turn on somebody
- 1 to depend on something Much turns on the outcome of the current peace talks.
- 2 [no passive] to have something as its main topic The discussion turned on the need to raise standards.
turn on something[no passive]
to make someone excited or interested, especially sexually Jazz has never really turned me on. She gets turned on by men in uniform. related noun turn-onjump to other results
to make someone become interested in something or use something for the first time He turned her on to jazz.jump to other results
turn somebody on (to something)(informal)
to start the flow of electricity, gas, water, etc. by moving a switch, button, etc. to turn on the heat I'll turn the television on. (figurative) He really knows how to turn on the charm (= suddenly become pleasant and attractive).jump to other results