turn off


turn off

verb

Definition of TURN OFF

1
to cause to feel disgust <that memorably bad meal turned me off about restaurant food for a while>
2
to change one's course or direction <turn off at the third exit and follow the ramp to your left>
Related Words tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back
3
to let go from office, service, or employment <eventually, the supervisor turned off the insubordinate employee>
Related Words downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separate
Antonyms employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on
4
to cause to stop functioning <please turn off the fan when you're done>

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