turn+off

  • 1 turn off — {v.} 1. To stop by turning a knob or handle or by working a switch; to cause to be off. * /He turned the water off./ * /He turned off the light./ 2. To leave by turning right or left onto another way./ * /Turn off the highway at exit 5./ * /The… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 2 turn off — {v.} 1. To stop by turning a knob or handle or by working a switch; to cause to be off. * /He turned the water off./ * /He turned off the light./ 2. To leave by turning right or left onto another way./ * /Turn off the highway at exit 5./ * /The… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3 turn off — [v1] disgust alienate, bore, disenchant, disinterest, displease, irritate, lose one’s interest, make one sick*, nauseate, offend, put off, repel, sicken; concepts 7,19 Ant. appeal, cheer, delight, enchant, fascinate turn off [v2] stop from… …

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  • 4 turn-off — n 1.) a smaller road that leads off a main road ▪ I missed the turn off to the farm. 2.) [singular] informal something that makes you lose interest in something, especially sex ▪ Pornographic pictures are a real turn off to most women. →turn off… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 turn-off — turnˈoff or turnˈ off noun 1. A smaller road leading from a main one 2. See also ↑turn off below • • • Main Entry: ↑turn …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 turn-off — turn offs 1) N COUNT A turn off is a road leading away from a major road or a motorway. 2) N COUNT: usu sing Something that is a turn off causes you to lose interest or sexual excitement. [INFORMAL] …

    English dictionary

  • 7 turn-off — turn ,off noun count 1. ) INFORMAL something that stops you from feeling sexually attracted or excited: Her negative attitude is a real turn off. 2. ) a road that leads off a main road or highway …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 turn|off — «TURN F, OF», noun. a place at which a road, path, or other way turns off to another …

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  • 9 turn off — ► turn off 1) stop (something) operating by means of a tap, switch, or button. 2) leave one road in order to join another. 3) informal cause to feel bored or repelled. Main Entry: ↑turn …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 turn-off — ► NOUN 1) a junction at which a road branches off. 2) informal a person or thing that causes one to feel bored or repelled …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 turn off — index alienate (estrange), shut Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 turn off — phrasal verb Word forms turn off : present tense I/you/we/they turn off he/she/it turns off present participle turning off past tense turned off past participle turned off 1) a) [transitive] to stop a piece of equipment working temporarily by… …

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  • 13 turn off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you turn off the road or path you are going along, you start going along a different road or path which leads away from it. [V P n (not pron)] The truck turned off the main road along the gravelly track which led to the farm …

    English dictionary

  • 14 turn-off — noun 1 road that leads away from another ADJECTIVE ▪ next VERB + TURN OFF ▪ take ▪ Take the next turn off. ▪ miss, overshoot …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 turn off — verb 1. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch (Freq. 8) Turn off the stereo, please cut the engine turn out the lights • Syn: ↑switch off, ↑cut, ↑turn out …

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  • 16 turn off — verb a) To power down; to stop a device by switching it off. Turn off the machine and unplug it when you leave. b) To repulse, disgust, or discourage. Cigarette smoking really turns me off …

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  • 17 turn off — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To stop the operation of] Syn. stop, shut off, douse, close, shut, extinguish, shut down, turn out, kill the light*, kill the engine*, kill the motor*, turn off the juice*, log off*, cut the light*, cut the engine*, kill the …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 turn off — 1) his so called jokes really turn me off Syn: put off, leave cold, repel, disgust, revolt, offend; disenchant, alienate; bore, gross out 2) please turn off the garage lights Syn: switch off, shut off …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 turn off — verb Date: 1564 transitive verb 1. a. dismiss, discharge b. to dispose of ; sell 2. deflect, evade 3. produce, accomplish 4. to stop the flow of or sh …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 turn off — v. (D; intr.) to turn off from; into (we turned off from the main road into a side road) * * * [ tɜːn ɒf] into (we turn offed off from the main road into a side road) (D; intr.) to turn off from …

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