Giải thích phrasal verb "turn on"

· Phrasal Verb

I. Turn on là phrasal verb ngoại động từ

II. Cách dùng

1. Mang nghĩa "khởi động, mở, bật (thiết bị)"

=Start operating; to power up, to become on / 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

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  •  I want to turn on the television.
  • She asked them why they hadn't turned the lights on.
  • I TURNED the radio ON to get the weather forecast. (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: Tôi bật đài radio để nghe dự báo thời tiết)

2. Mang nghĩa "thu hút, gợi cảm"

=Fill with enthusiasm; to intoxicate, give pleasure to / If someone or something turns you on, they attract you and make you feel sexually excited

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Attractive packaging can TURN buyers ON to a product.
  • Physical perfection doesn't tend to turn most people on
  • He really TURNS me ON. (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: Anh ấy thực sự tạo niềm vui cho tôi / thu hút tôi)

3. Mang nghĩa "tấn công"

=Violently rebel against; to suddenly attack / If someone turns on you, they attack you or speak angrily to you


  • turn on sb = to attack or criticize someone suddenly and unexpectedly

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Demonstrators turned on police, overturning vehicles and setting fire to them. 
  • He turned on Pete and accused him of being mixed up in crime.
  • Suddenly she just turned on me and accused me of undermining her.
  • Suddenly all his friends TURNED ON him
  • The neighbour's dog TURNED ON me when I tried to stroke it. (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: Con chó nhà hàng xóm tấn công tôi khi tôi cố gắng vuốt ve nó)

4. Mang nghĩa "xoay quanh chủ đề, tập trung vào yếu tố gì"

=Depend upon; to pivot around, to have as a central subject / If something turns on a particular thing, its success or truth depends on that thing

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The plot turns on an encounter with a boyhood friend.
  • The argument TURNED ON the question of whether or not jobs would be lost

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