turns (on)

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of turn (on)

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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turns on

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of turn on

Synonyms & Antonyms of turns on (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Turns (on).” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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one that suddenly gains wealth or power

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