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turn on

verb
1.
(transitive, adverb) to cause (something) to operate by turning a knob, etc: to turn on the light
2.
(intransitive, preposition) to depend or hinge on: the success of the party turns on you
3.
(preposition) to change or cause to change one's attitude so as to become hostile or to retaliate: the dog turned on the children
4.
(transitive, adverb) (informal) to produce (charm, tears, etc) suddenly or automatically
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(informal) (transitive, preposition) foll by to. to interest (someone) in something: how to turn kids on to drama
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(transitive, adverb) (slang) to arouse emotionally or sexually
7.
(intransitive, adverb) (slang) to take or become intoxicated by drugs
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(transitive, adverb) (slang) to introduce (someone) to drugs
noun
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(slang) a person or thing that causes emotional or sexual arousal
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Slang definitions & phrases for turn-on

turn someone off

verb phrase

To depress someone; be a deterrent to someone's spirits: It seems like everybody turns you off/ Policies and practices that are not ''relevant,'' to use his language, ''turn him off'' (1950s+ Beat talk)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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