turn off

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

turn off

verb

Definition of TURN OFF

transitive verb
1
a :  dismiss, discharge
b :  to dispose of :  sell
2
:  deflect, evade
4
:  to stop the flow of or shut off by or as if by turning a control <turn the water off>
5
:  hang 1b
6
a :  to remove (material) by the process of turning
b :  to shape or produce by turning
7
:  to cause to lose interest :  bore <economics turns me off>; also :  to evoke a negative feeling in
intransitive verb
1
:  to deviate from a straight course or from a main road <turn off into a side road>
2
a British :  to turn bad :  spoil
b :  to change to a specified state :  become
3
:  to lose interest :  withdraw

Examples of TURN OFF

  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>

First Known Use of TURN OFF

1564

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