HyperDic: turn_on

English > 7 senses of the expression turn on:
VERBcontactturn on, switch oncause to operate by flipping a switch
stativeturn on, depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, hinge on, hinge uponbe contingent on
perceptionturn onproduce suddenly or automatically
changeturn onbecome hostile towards
emotionturn on, agitate, rouse, charge, commove, excite, charge upcause to be agitated, excited, or roused
emotionturn on, arouse, sex, excite, wind upstimulate sexually
consumptionturn on, trip, trip out, get offget high, stoned, or drugged
English > turn on: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause to operate by flipping a switch.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "turn on the stereo"
Synonymswitch on
Broaderthrow, flip, switchCause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
See alsoturnchange to the contrary
Oppositeswitch off, cut, turn off, turn outCause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
Spanishconectar, encender, prender
English > turn on: 7 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe contingent on.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdepend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, hinge on, hinge upon
Narrowerrepose on, rest on, build on, build uponBe based on
Spanishdepender, pasar a, recaer
Catalandependre
English > turn on: 7 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaningproduce suddenly or automatically.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "Turn on the charm"
  • "turn on the waterworks"
Broaderproduce, bring forthbring out for display
Spanishdesplegar, poner en juego
English > turn on: 7 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome hostile towards.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
English > turn on: 7 senses > verb 5, emotion
MeaningCause to be agitated, excited, or roused.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsagitate, rouse, charge, commove, excite, charge up
Narrowerbothermake nervous or agitated
electrifyexcite suddenly and intensely
hype up, psych upGet excited or stimulated
pothermake upset or troubled
Broaderdisturb, upset, troubleMove deeply
Oppositecalm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillmake calm or still
Spanishagitar, emocionar, excitar, revolver
Catalanemocionar, excitar, regirar
Nounsturn-onsomething causing excitement or stimulating interest
English > turn on: 7 senses > verb 6, emotion
Meaningstimulate sexually.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to turn on Sue
Synonymsarouse, sex, excite, wind up
Entailed byteaseTo arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
Narrowertempttry to seduce
Broaderstimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirStir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Spanishcalentar, despertar, determinar el sexo, emocionar, encender, excitarse, excitar, prender, suscitar
Catalananimar, deixondir, despertar, emocionar, excitar, suscitar
Nounsturn-onsomething causing excitement or stimulating interest
English > turn on: 7 senses > verb 7, consumption
MeaningGet high, stoned, or drugged.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s on something
Synonymstrip, trip out, get off
Caused bydrug, do drugsUse recreational drugs
Spanishcolocarse, drogarse
Catalancol·locar-se, drogar-se

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