Definition of warn off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

warn off

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    warn somebody off (something)

     
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  1. 1to tell somebody to leave or stay away from a place or person, especially in a threatening way The farmer warned us off his land when we tried to camp there.
  2. 2to advise somebody not to do something or to stop doing something She wanted to ask him about it but the look in his eyes warned her off. warn somebody off doing something We were warned off buying the house.
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