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To start the operation of a machine, device, process or system
“Those of us who work in the building are grateful that when we turn on our systems in the morning, they actually boot up.”
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To arouse or excite, especially in a titillating way
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“She knew he enjoyed her flirtatiousness with him, but she also knew with certainty that one false move could turn him off just as easily as she could turn him on.”
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To launch an attack on someone
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“What he meant to say, without much delicacy, was that the troops and officers would physically turn on the President if he visited their barracks personally.”
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To have as the main topic or point of interest
“For most businessmen, the central questions will turn on taxation.”
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To be contingent on
“Our decision will turn on money, specifically on the amount of money the NSF can assure us will be available for IIASA in January 1991.”
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To heat something in preparation for further action, especially cooking
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To stimulate into action
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To ignite
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To enter a program or instructions into a (usually electronic or digital) device
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To depend on something
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Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage
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To excite, disturb, or trouble
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(center on) To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something)
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To demand earnestly or pressingly
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Great forcefulness or intensity of feeling or expression
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Something that tempts or is used to tempt someone to do something
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A sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
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Something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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Sensual gratification
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One's special interest or inclination
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Relating to, or tending to, arouse lustful desire or excitement
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