turn on

verb

Definition of turn on

transitive verb
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 a :to move pleasurably
  • rock music turns her on
; also :to excite sexually
b :to cause to gain knowledge or appreciation of something specified
  • turned her on to ballet
c :to cause to undergo an intense often visionary experience by taking a drug; broadly :to cause to get high
intransitive verb
: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?

First Known Use of turn on

1833



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