French translation of 'turn on'
separable transitive verbturn
1. (= put on, switch on)
[light, radio, TV, computer, heating] allumer
[engine] mettre en marche
2. (= attack)
(physically) s’en prendre à
(verbally) s’en prendre à
Demonstrators turned on police. Les manifestants s’en prirent à la police.
He turned on Pete and accused him of dealing in drugs. Il s’en prit à Pete et l’accusa de vendre de la drogue.
3. (informal) (= arouse sexually) exciter
Copyright © by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Example Sentences Including 'turn on'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Even a momentary lapse could cause them to turn on us like rabid dogs.FLOATING CITY (1994)
Sometime after eight o'clock I forced myself to get up and turn on some lights.THE DUTCH BLUE ERROR
Sister Felicity's disillusioned fans would turn on her like avenging Furies.STAGE FRIGHT
As she passed through the hall she pressed the switches to turn on the outside lights.DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
Trends of 'turn on'
In Common Usage. turn on is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
'turn on' in Other Languages
British English: turn on /tɜːn ɒn/ VERB
When you turn on a piece of equipment or a supply of something, you cause heat, sound, or water to be produced by adjusting the controls.
She asked them why they hadn't turned the lights on.
- American English: turn on
- Arabic: يُشْعِلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ligar
- Chinese: 开启
- Croatian: uključiti
- Czech: zapnout
- Danish: tænde
- Dutch: aanzetten inschakelen
- European Spanish: encender
- Finnish: kytkeä päälle
- French: allumer
- German: aufdrehen
- Greek: ανάβω μηχάνημα
- Italian: accendere
- Japanese: つける スイッチ
- Korean: 켜다
- Norwegian: slå på
- Polish: włączyć
- European Portuguese: ligar
- Romanian: a anclanșa
- Russian: включать
- Spanish: encender
- Swedish: sätta på
- Thai: เปิด
- Turkish: açmak musluk, ışık vb
- Ukrainian: вмикати
- Vietnamese: bật
Nearby words of 'turn on'
Translation of turn on from the Collins English to French