Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and beginning April 20th, 2021 (Eastern Time) the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.
Can you help me with English please?
- Has it come on?
- 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?
- GA41Lv 72 months agoFavorite 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.
- Anonymous2 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.