come on (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb come on (2).

Meaning: If a light or a computer comes on, it starts working.

Synonym: go on

For example:

  • come on I was asleep in bed when, all of a sudden, the lights came on!

  • come on I've set the radio in my room to come on at 6.30, but if I'm not up by 7, could you bang on my door?

Quick Quiz:

The water heater doesn't come on automatically. You have to

a. turn it on

b. turn it off

c. turn it down

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Contributor: Matt Errey