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Turn on someone vs Turn to someone

turn on someone—(coll.) attack smb. with hostile words; speak angrily to a person:

  • Why did she turn on me like that? Have I said something to offend her?

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase turn someone on(coll.) cause a person to become interested or (sexually) excited:

  • I went to bed with him a couple of times. But he never really turned me on.

Cf.: turn someone on to something —(coll.) cause smb. to become interested or involved in smth. (especially drugs):

  • Someone in prison turned her on to heroin but she uses it rarely.

turn to someonego to smb. for help, advice, comfort, etc.:

  • Bruce has always been really close with his Dad and has always turned to him for support.