■ turn on

■ turn on
■ turn on
A v. t. + avv.
1 aprire (un rubinetto, il gas, ecc.); girare (un interruttore); accendere (la luce, la radio, la tivù, ecc.); far correre (l'acqua): Turn on the tap!, apri il rubinetto; Turn on the radio, please!, accendi la radio, per favore!; DIALOGO-Putting the heating on- I'm cold, shall we turn the heating on?, ho freddo, accendiamo il riscaldamento?
2 (fig.) assumere (un'espressione sul volto); mettere su (fam.); fare (un sorriso, ecc.)
3 (comput.) accendere
4 (fam.) interessare; stimolare; motivare (studenti, ecc.); attirare l'attenzione di; entusiasmare
5 (fam.) eccitare sessualmente; far perdere la testa a (q.): Jane really turned him on, Jane gli faceva proprio perdere la testa
6 (calcio, ecc.) girare, deviare, passare (la palla: a un compagno, ecc.)
B v. i. + avv.
1 (di un rubinetto, ecc.) aprirsi; (della luce, ecc.) accendersi
2 (fam.) prendere interesse; essere motivato; entusiasmarsi
3 (fam.) eccitarsi; infiammarsi (fig.); perdere la testa: Too many young people are using drugs to turn on, troppi giovani prendono la droga per eccitarsi
4 (slang) drogarsi; farsi
C v. t. + prep.
1 gettare (un fascio di luce, ecc.) su (q.); illuminare
2 gettare (rovesciare, ecc.) su (q.); dirigere (un getto d'acqua, ecc.) su (q.)
D v. i. + prep.
1 rivoltarsi contro (q.); attaccare; assalire: The burglar turned on me and stabbed me, il ladro mi si è rivoltato contro e mi ha dato una coltellata
2 prendersela con (q.): He always turns on his wife, se la prende sempre con la moglie
3 incentrarsi in: The debate will turn on the economic outlook, il dibattito si incentrerà sulle prospettive dell'economia
4 dipendere da: Everything turns on his answer, tutto dipende dalla sua risposta □ to turn sb. on to st., far conoscere qc. a q., avvicinare (o appassionare) q. a qc.; (slang) iniziare q. a (una droga) □ to turn one's back on, voltare le spalle a (anche fig.) □ (mil.) to turn on the guard, chiamare la guardia □ to turn on one's heels, girare su (o alzare) i tacchi; tagliare la corda (fig.) □ to turn the key on sb., chiudere q. fuori di casa □ (fin.) to turn on the money-supply taps, aprire le fonti di credito; allargare i cordoni della borsa (fam.) □ (fig. fam.) to turn on the waterworks, dare la stura alle lacrime; mettersi a piangere a dirotto □ (fam., scherz.) Whatever turns you on!, de gustibus!; contento te!

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