New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: turn in · turn-on · turn down · turn off · turn out · run on · try on · turn to · turn up · turn on to
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turn on

1 (v + adv) switch itself on INTRANSITIVElas verb  c m ucas air PhrV  c m uthe lights turn on automatically lasann na soilse go huathoibríoch 2 (v + adv) switch (sth) on TRANSITIVEcuir ar siúlcas air  c m ushe turned on the computer chuir sí an ríomhaire ar siúl, chas sí air an ríomhairehe turned the water on chuir sé an t-uisce ar siúl, chas sé an t-uisce air
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3 (v + adv) decide to use to effect (charm etc) TRANSITIVEhe'd be well able to turn on the charm bheadh sé ábalta an chluain a chur ar aon dream, mheallfadh sé an mhil ón gcuasnóg, mheallfadh sé an chaora ón uanthey started to turn on the pressure in the second half thosaigh siad ag neartú ar na maidí sa dara leath, ghéaraigh siad ar an imirt sa dara leathshe turned on the waterworks thosaigh sí ag gol, thosaigh sí ar an gcaoineadh 4 (v + adv) sexually arouse TRANSITIVEdo you know what turns me on? an bhfuil a fhios agat céard a ghríosaíonn mé?, an bhfuil a fhios cad a chuireann an fonn orm? 5 (v + adv) interest, excite TRANSITIVEspreag verb  c m umeall verb  c m uliterature is what really turns me on an litríocht a spreagann i gceart mé → see turn

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