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turn off

verb

Definition of turn off

  • transitive verb
    1. 1a :  dismiss, dischargeb :  to dispose of :  sell

    2. 2 :  deflect, evade

    3. 3 :  produce, accomplish

    4. 4 :  to stop the flow of or shut off by or as if by turning a control <turn the water off>

    5. 5 :  hang 1b

    6. 6a :  to remove (material) by the process of turningb :  to shape or produce by turning

    7. 7 :  to cause to lose interest :  bore <economics turns me off>; also :  to evoke a negative feeling in

    8. intransitive verb
    9. 1 :  to deviate from a straight course or from a main road <turn off into a side road>

    10. 2a British :  to turn bad :  spoilb :  to change to a specified state :  become

    11. 3 :  to lose interest :  withdraw



    Examples of turn off in a sentence

    1. <that memorably bad meal turned me off about restaurant food for a while>

    2. <turn off at the third exit and follow the ramp to your left>



    1564

    First Known Use of turn off

    1564



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