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turndown

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noun turn·down \ ˈtərn-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of turndown

1 :something turned down; also :an instance of turning something (such as a bed sheet) down
  • hotel turndown service

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First Known Use of turndown

1849


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turndown

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adjective turn·down \ ˈtərn-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of turndown

:capable of being turned down; especially :worn turned down
  • a turndown collar

Examples of turndown in a Sentence

  1. the request to use the restroom was just a formality—I really didn't expect a turndown

First Known Use of turndown

1763


turn down

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Definition of turn down

transitive verb
1 :to reduce the height or intensity of by turning a control
  • turn down the radio
2 :to fold or double down
3 :to decline to accept :reject
  • turned down the offer
4 :to turn (a card) face downward
intransitive verb
:to be capable of being folded or doubled down
  • the collar turns down

Examples of turn down in a Sentence

  1. I'm afraid that I will have to turn down your invitation.

First Known Use of turn down

1601



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