turn on sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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turn on sth

phrasal verb with turn uk   /tɜːn/  us   /tɝːn/ verb
If something ​turns on something ​else, it ​depends on it or is ​decided by it: The ​success of the ​talksturns on whether both ​sides are ​willing to make some ​concessions.
(Definition of turn on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turn on sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 取决于,依…而定…
in Chinese (Traditional) 取決於,依…而定…
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