Значение идиомы turn on

[turn on] {v.} 1. To start by turning a knob or handle or working aswitch; cause to be on.

Jack turned on the water.

Who turnedthe lights on?

2. {informal} To put forth or succeed with as easilyas turning on water.

She really turns on the charm when that newboy is around.

3. To attack.

The lion tamer was afraid the lionswould turn on him.

After Joe fumbled the ball and lost the biggame, his friends turned on him.

4. {slang} The opposite of turningsomeone off; to become greatly interested in an idea, person, orundertaking; to arouse the senses pleasantly.

Mozart’s music alwaysturns me on.

5. Introducing someone to a new experience, or set ofvalues.

Benjamin turned me on to transcendental meditation, andever since I’ve been feeling great!

Contrast: TURN OFF.


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