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JA asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Can you help me with English please?

- Has it come on?

- No.

- Now?

- No.

- Turn the damn thing properly.

1. What does the word "turn" mean?

2. I can't understand the expression "Turn the damn thing properly." exactly?

Thank you.

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  • GA41
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    I"m not certain of the context of the sentence.  However, if the individuals are talking about a T.V. set, "turn the damn thing properly", could mean rotate the T.V. where I can see the screen.  It could also mean, "rotate the  Knob in the right direction to focus the screen properly".  To "Turn" a light switch on, is to click the switch in the on position.  To "turn it off" is to click the switch in the off position.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    it sounds like they were igniting a gas fire.

    turning (rotating) a dial used to engage the gas and create a spark.

    the spark would not be created unless fully rotated.

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