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turn on

verb

Definition of turn on

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to activate or cause to flow, operate, or function by or as if by turning a control <turn the water on full> <turn on the power>

    2. 2a :  to cause to undergo an intense often visionary experience by taking a drug; broadly :  to cause to get highb :  to move pleasurably <rock music turns her on>; also :  to excite sexuallyc :  to cause to gain knowledge or appreciation of something specified <turned her on to ballet>

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  to become turned on

    turn–on

    play \ˈtərn-ˌȯn, -ˌän\ noun


    Examples of turn on in a sentence

    1. <unsurprisingly, the fanboys were turned on by the movie's amazing special effects and slam-bang plot>

    2. <would you turn on the TV?>



    1833

    First Known Use of turn on

    1833


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