something causing excitement or stimulating interest
switch on, turn onverb
cause to operate by flipping a switch
"switch on the light"; "turn on the stereo"
depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge uponverb
be contingent on
"The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"
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produce suddenly or automatically
"Turn on the charm"; "turn on the waterworks"
become hostile towards
"The dog suddenly turned on the mailman"
agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge upverb
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
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arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind upverb
"This movie usually arouses the male audience"
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trip, trip out, turn on, get offverb
get high, stoned, or drugged
"He trips every weekend"
jaunt, trip out, spark off, excite, get off, trip, mail, spark, depend upon, trip up, commove, send off, agitate, dismount, get down, trigger, get by, trigger off, hinge on, arouse, hop out, send, ride, depend on, set off, stumble, charge, activate, escape, wind up, devolve on, touch off, charge up, rouse, travel, get out, sex, hinge upon, actuate, light, switch on, unhorse, get away
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How to use turn on in a sentence?
I never saw ballet before. It was the first time I saw people turn on their toes.
It was adorable. They had us all turn on our call lights to light up the aisle and play music.
You think about all these companies trying to turn on the lights at full capacity at the same time, there are some dislocations in the jobs market because everybody's hiring at the same time.
We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms where you turn the faucet on -- and in areas where there's tremendous amounts of water, where the water rushes out to sea because you could never handle it, and you don't get any water, you turn on the faucet and you don't get any water. They take a shower and water comes dripping out. Just dripping out, very quietly dripping out. People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once.
We think of addiction as this light switch you can turn on and off, what we're learning is that for some people, it's similar to scuba diving: You can only come up 20 feet so often or you get very, very sick. When people stop immediately and that abruptly, it really makes them vulnerable.
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- enŝalti, aktivigiEsperanto
- روشن کردنPersian
- kääntyä tielle, käynnistyä, käynnistää, kääntyä vastaan, päälle, laittaa päälle, saada kiinnostumaanFinnish
- emballer, mettre en marche, allumerFrench
- הדליק, נדלקHebrew
- चालू करनाHindi
- felkapcsol, beindít, bekapcsolHungarian
- [[スイッチ]]を[[入れる]], ともす, つけるJapanese
- се приклу́чува, вклу́чуваMacedonian
- aandoen, inschakelenDutch
- włączyć, włączaćPolish
- ligar, abrir, acenderPortuguese
- заводи́ть, включи́ться, включа́ть, включа́ться, завести́, включи́тьRussian
- vända sig motSwedish
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