turn (on)

verb (1)

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(Entry 1 of 3)

to take sudden, violent action against
  • it is dangerous to keep tigers as house pets, as they often turn on their masters without warning

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Synonyms & Antonyms of turn-on (Entry 2 of 3)

something that persuades one to perform an action for pleasure or gain
  • knew the offer of free pizza would be a major turn-on to the pair of teenagers she had just asked to help her move

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turn on

verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of turn on (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to cause a pleasurable stimulation of the feelings
  • unsurprisingly, the fanboys were turned on by the movie's amazing special effects and slam-bang plot

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The first known use of turn (on) was in 1833

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“Turn (on).” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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