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1. Consider the following sentence:


"Avoid self-righteously TURNING ON a friend, but have your friendship mean enough that you would be willing to share with your friend your judgment."


In this context, does "turn on" mean to "turn one's back on (a friend)"?



2. As we know, 'turn on' seems to have more than more meaning.


For instance:


"He TURNS me ON" means that he attracts me (in a sexual sense).


But in this sense, should we ALWAYS use the 'complement' (or 'me) INBETWEEN THE VERB?



And the former meaning, should we always the complemente (or 'a friend') AFTER the verb? (For instance, "Don't TURN ON a friend"?)

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1. Consider the following sentence:


"Avoid self-righteously TURNING ON a friend, but have your friendship mean enough that you would be willing to share with your friend your judgment."


In this context, does "turn on" mean to "turn one's back on (a friend)"? The broad idea is this. It means 'go from being a friend of someone to being their enemy.



2. As we know, 'turn on' seems to have more than more meaning.


For instance:


"He TURNS me ON" means that he attracts me (in a sexual sense). Yes


But in this sense, should we ALWAYS use the 'complement' (or 'me) INBETWEEN THE VERB? Yes



And the former meaning, should we always the complemente (or 'a friend') AFTER the verb? (For instance, "Don't TURN ON a friend"?) Yes

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Christine Christie"Avoid self-righteously TURNING ON a friend, but have your friendship mean enough that you would be willing to share with your friend your judgment."

That sentence does not make much sense.

There are several usages of "turn on.".

1. Please turn on the TV. (Push the "on" button)
2. My car can turn on a dime. (It is very maneuverable)
3. She turns me on. (sexual excitement)
4. Our plan turns on the results of the survey. (Depend on)

5. Don't turn on your friends. (Do not attack them, betray them or rat on them. e.g. When Mr. Trump's colleagues were threatened with long prison terms, they turned on him.)

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/turn+on