turn off


turn off
turn off
[for something] to go off; to switch off. •

All the lights turn off automatically.

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{v.} 1. To stop by turning a knob or handle or by working a switch; to cause to be off. * /He turned the water off./ * /He turned off the light./ 2. To leave by turning right or left onto another way./ * /Turn off the highway at exit 5./ * /The car turned off on Bridge Street./ 3. {slang} To disgust, bore, or repel (someone) by being intellectually, emotionally, socially, or sexually unattractive. * /I won't date Linda Bell anymore - she just turns me off./ Contrast: TURN ON.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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