to turn on



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - turn on

"to turn on"

to cause to begin operation, flow or activity

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - turn on

"to turn on"

to begin to display, employ or exude

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - turn on

"to turn on"

to take or cause to take a mind altering drug

 

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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - turn on

"to turn on"

to be or cause to become excited or interested in a particular subject or activity

 

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Idiom Definition 5

Idiom Definition - turn on

"to turn on"

to be or become sexually aroused

 

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Idiom Definition 6

Idiom Definition - turn on

"to turn on"

to depend on;

to relate to

 

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Idiom Definition 7

Idiom Definition - turn on

"to turn on"

to attack;

to become hostile towards

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - turn on

Two friends have just entered a dark room ...

Friend 1: I can't see anything in the dark.

Friend 2:  Do you want me to turn on the light?

Friend 1:  That's a good idea.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - turn on

Two male friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Are you ready for your job interview tomorrow?

Friend 2:  I think so. I just learned that interviewer is going to be a woman.

Friend 1:  Does this mean that you will turn on your charm during the interview?

Friend 2:  I'm not sure. If I use my charm, the interviewer may misinterpret and it will hurt my chances of getting a job.


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - turn on

Two friends are talking one Saturday night ...

Friend 1:  What are you doing with that marijuana cigarette?

Friend 2:  I'm going to turn on.

Friend 1:  Really? You're going to get high?

Friend 2:  Would you like to join me?


Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - turn on

Two friends are talking one evening ...

Friend 1:  Do you want to eat out tonight?

Friend 2:  Sure. Where shall we go?

Friend 1:  A guy at work turned me on to this new Thai place nearby.

Friend 2:  Sounds great. Let's go.


Idiom Scenario 5

Idiom Definition - turn on

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Look at that beautiful sexy woman.

Friend 2:  Wow. She really excites me sexually.

Friend 1:  I know what you mean. She really turns me on, too.


Idiom Scenario 6

Idiom Definition - turn on

Two executives are talking ...

Executive 1:  How do you think the negotiations will go?

Executive 2:  I think the outcome could be win-win for everyone but ...

Executive 1:  But what?

Executive 2:  The outcome really turns on whether the other party understands the basic premise of the deal.


Idiom Scenario 7

Idiom Definition - turn on

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How are you doing with that stray dog you adopted?

Friend 2:  Not so good. In the beginning, everything was going well. The dog was starting to trust me. After about a week, I was brushing its fur and must have hit a tender place in its skin.

Friend 1:  What happened?

Friend 2:  The dog turned on me.

Friend 1:  It attacked you?

Friend 2:  Well, it tried to attack but I managed to pull away in time, run from the room and slam the door before the dog could bite me.





to turn on - Usage:

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to turn on - Gerund Form:

Turning on the light in a dark room is a good idea if you want to see.

Turning on the charm might be a good way to get a date.

Turning on with marijuana might not be a good idea.

Turning on to a new hobby can be a lot of fun.

Turning on your partner in bed is essential to intimacy.

Turning on your best friend in times of trouble is a sign of poor character.



to turn on - Examples:

1)  You turn on the television at the end of a long, tiring day and watch.

2)  What we can't do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on each other.

3)  Hayes would refuse to turn on Grant, attacking Jackson knowing full well he'd never survive.

4)  Turn on the gas burner for heat.

5)  Puller didn't turn on the car's AC.

6)  Seems that people turn on you when you're not perfect.

7)  I still haven't turned on my keyboards in like a year.

8)  We're two people who get turned on by elite status.

9)  Lots of people enjoy watching porn because it helps them get turned on or into a sexier mindset.

10)  But when lines were turned on, current wasn't flowing.

11)  I pushed the wrong button on the oven and turned off the oven instead of turning on the timer.

12)  Instead of turning on each other, we've resisted the temptation.

13)  In some cases, you can give the user the option of turning on and off Flash content.

14)  Making this relish is as simple as turning on your food processor.

15)  The entire book turns on this theme and its antithetical opposite, cursing.

16)  The story turns on a series of seemingly unconnected events.

17)  It only turns on the water flow to the sprinkler.

18)  After all, a turned on woman turns on the world!

19)  It turns on the deep-rooted feeling that the police must obey the law while enforcing the law.

20)  The answer turns on a phrase in the Copyright Act, which appears to limit the first-sale doctrine.