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

Phrasal Verbs

turn off


turn off something

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[no passive] to leave a road in order to travel on another Is this where we turn off? The jet began to turn off the main runway. See related entries: Driving
(informal) to stop listening to or thinking about somebody/something I couldn't understand the lecture so I just turned off.
  1. 1to make somebody feel bored or not interested People had been turned off by both candidates in the election.
  2. 2to stop somebody feeling sexually attracted; to make somebody have a feeling of disgust related noun turn-off
 to stop the flow of electricity, gas, water, etc. by moving a switch, button, etc. to turn off the light They've turned off the water while they repair a burst pipe. Please turn the television off before you go to bed. See related entries: How machines work, Devices
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