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  • v. to power up (a device), to start, to cause to start operating.
  • v. to cause to take up drugs, especially hallucinogens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
  • v. produce suddenly or automatically
  • v. stimulate sexually
  • v. cause to operate by flipping a switch
  • v. get high, stoned, or drugged
  • v. be contingent on
  • v. become hostile towards


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  • “I got a job fixing copiers …” and he looked away, shaking his head and chuckling to himself as another small-block 358 race engine roared into a turn on the track.


  • Instantly lost in the psychedelic wonders of its rioting grain, I imagine the burr oak bowls I could turn on the lathe, and the kitchen table I could make, set with pale plates and eggcups.


  • You hop on the treadmill, jump on the bike, or step on the elliptical trainer; then you turn on the TV or pop in the earphones of your iPod or flip through the trifecta of required reading People, Us Weekly, and In Touch, and off you go … to nowhere fast.

    Lange 2010

  • Their counterproposal that Jeane Kirkpatrick should move from the United Nations to the White House foundered in turn on opposition from Baker and Deaver, as well as Shultz.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • The fierce urge to breathe would have immediately driven all of the crew either to turn on their PEAPs or raise the faceplates of their helmets.

    Riding Rockets

  • In less time than it takes to turn on a vacuum cleaner, Ruby had power-washed the entire house.

    RUBY LU, BRAVE and true

  • Why turn on the subboss only to immediately inactivate it with the checkpoint protein?

    The Edge of Evolution

  • I found the button to turn on the camera and aimed it straight dead at the duck-asses.

    Real wifeys

  • Jackson went 1,200 yards farther and made a similar turn on his march in the direction of Pole Green Church.11


  • We stayed at Coney Island until just past noon, strolling the midways, playing Skee-Ball, and even taking a turn on the strange Matterhorn-themed ride that spins riders past spray-painted images of the Swiss Alps and giant rest-in-peace portraits of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, while blasting hip-hop from Hot 97 at eardrum-exploding volume.

    Miss Misery


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