turn-on
noun see turn on

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  • turn on — {v.} 1. To start by turning a knob or handle or working a switch; cause to be on. * /Jack turned on the water./ * /Who turned the lights on?/ 2. {informal} To put forth or succeed with as easily as turning on water. * /She really turns on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn on — {v.} 1. To start by turning a knob or handle or working a switch; cause to be on. * /Jack turned on the water./ * /Who turned the lights on?/ 2. {informal} To put forth or succeed with as easily as turning on water. * /She really turns on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Turn On — or Turn On may refer to:* Turn On , 1969 American television series * The Turn Ons, Seattle, Washington based rock music band * Initiating the on (enabled, binary 1) switching state * Sexual arousalee also* On the Turn * Turn off …   Wikipedia

  • turn-on — [tʉrn′on΄] n. Slang someone or something regarded as being interesting, exciting, arousing, etc. * * * turn on (tûrnʹŏn , ôn ) n. Slang Something that causes pleasure or excitement: “The real turn on... is that he is a visionary as well as a… …   Universalium

  • turn on — [v1] excite, please arouse, attract, captivate, enchant, get started, initiate, introduce, show, stimulate, stir up, thrill, titillate, work up; concept 11 Ant. disenchant, disgust, displease, turn off turn on [v2] start the operation of activate …   New thesaurus

  • turn-on — n [singular] informal something that makes you feel excited, especially sexually ▪ It was a turn on to be the centre of attention. →turn on(5) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • turn on — (someone) to attack or criticize someone suddenly. He suddenly turned on me and accused me of not supporting him when he needed it. The country s leaders worry that the people could quickly turn on them …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn-on — turn ,on noun count INFORMAL something that makes you feel sexually attracted or excited: His smile is such a turn on …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • turn-on — turn ons N COUNT: usu sing Something or someone that is a turn on is sexually exciting. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • turn on — ► turn on 1) start (something) operating by means of a tap, switch, or button. 2) suddenly attack. 3) have as the main focus. 4) informal excite or stimulate, especially sexually. Main Entry: ↑turn …   English terms dictionary

  • turn on — (something) to depend on something in an important way. The success of the talks turns on whether both sides are willing to compromise …   New idioms dictionary

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