Complete Definition of "turn down"

English

Verb
en-verb|inf=to turn down|turns down|turning down|turned downCategory:English phrasal verbs

  1. idiom to refuse or deny

#: He turned down all our offers of help.

  1. idiom to reduce the amount of something by means of a control. Such as volume, heat, light, flow of water, air, etc. And so on.

#: Turn down the television so I can hear myself think.
#: When it starts to boil, turn down the heat to a simmer.

  1. idiom to reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction

#: Turn down the blankets to let them air out.

Usage notes
In all senses the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.

Antonyms
turn up (2)

Related terms
turn over

Translations
Bulgarian: оÑказвам (1), оÑÑвÑÑлÑм (1), намалÑвам (2)
Portuguese: recusar, rejeitar (1), abaixar, diminuir, reduzir (2)
Spanish: rechazar (1)
Swedish: svika (1), sänka (2), sänka volymen (2), dämpa (2)

ja:turn down

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