turn off

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

turn off (third-person singular simple present turns off, present participle turning off, simple past and past participle turned off)

  1. (transitive) To power down; to stop a device by switching it off.
    Turn off the machine and unplug it when you leave.
  2. (transitive) To repulse, disgust, or discourage.
    Cigarette smoking really turns me off.
  3. (intransitive) To leave a road; to exit.
    Turn off at the next exit so we can have lunch.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In sense 1 the object is normally a thing. It may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.
  • In sense 2 the object is normally a person. It may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.

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