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Definition of turn down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


turn down

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

turn somebody/somethingdown

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to reject or refuse to consider an offer, a proposal, etc. or the person who makes it Why did she turn down your invitation? He has been turned down for ten jobs so far. He asked her to marry him but she turned him down.

turn somethingdown

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to reduce the noise, heat, etc. produced by a piece of equipment by moving its controls Please turn the volume down. + adj. He turned the lights down low.
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