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(rare) Instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
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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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Present participle for to start the operation of a machine, device, process or system
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“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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to have as the main topic or point of interest
“For most businessmen, the central questions will turn on taxation.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to heat something in preparation for further action, especially cooking
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Present participle for to stimulate into action
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Present participle for to ignite
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Present participle for to enter a program or instructions into a (usually electronic or digital) device
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Present participle for attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage
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Present participle for to excite, disturb, or trouble
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(center on) Present participle for to concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something)
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Present participle for to be dependent or contingent on
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Present participle for to demand earnestly or pressingly
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(of a state or process) Present participle for to encourage the development of, or increased activity in, something
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Present participle for to point or aim something
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Something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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Arousal on a primal level
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