12 Common Phrasal Verbs with “Turn” – Meanings and Example Sentences (Audio)
Turn (something) on
to start a machine; to make someone excited or sexually aroused. If someone or something turns you on, they attract you and make you feel sexually excited.
the opposite of “turn on”; to stop a machine; to make someone feel uninterested, especially sexually.
to not accept an offer or request
to change position so that the top part faces downward; to give someone the authority and responsibility to do something
to change position or direction so that it faces the opposite direction; to start being successful after having been unsuccessful for a long time; to develop in a significantly better way
to turn your face so that you aren’t looking at someone or something; to not allow someone to enter an area
to change one thing into another
to stop liking or being friendly to someone or something
to go to bed; to take someone to the police or report a crime to the police; to submit a piece of work
to turn a button or a switch to increase the amount of sound, heat, or light produced by a piece of equipment; to find or discover something by chance
Turn upside down
to make a place untidy while you’re looking for something; to cause a lot of changes in a bad way