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Phrasal Verbs

turn on

This page is about the phrasal verb turn on

Meaning: to start a machine or an appliance by pressing a button or flicking a switch

Synonym: switch on

For example:

  • turn on sth As soon as they get home from school, most kids grab some sweets or snacks and turn on the TV. No wonder so many get fat!

  • turn sth on The first thing I do when I get to the office is turn my computer on.

Nouns often used as objects with turn on: light, computer, television, phone, heater, air conditioner, engine, motor

Quick Quiz:

You can turn your mobile phone on again after you have

a. bought your ticket

b. entered the cinema

c. left the cinema

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Contributor: Matt Errey