Definitions for turn down
refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline(verb)
refuse to accept
"He refused my offer of hospitality"
reject, turn down, turn away, refuse(verb)
refuse entrance or membership
"They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down(verb)
reject with contempt
"She spurned his advances"
take a downward direction
"The economy finally turned down after a long boom"
turn down, lower, lour(verb)
make lower or quieter
"turn down the volume of a radio"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to not accept an offer
She turned down the job.; He asked me to marry him, but I turned him down.
≠ turn up
Could you turn the heat down a little?; They turned down the stereo.
To refuse, decline, or deny.
To reduce the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.
Translations for turn down
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to say `no' to; to refuse
He turned down her offer/request.
- afwys, wegwysAfrikaans
- recusarPortuguese (BR)
- απορρίπτω, αρνούμαιGreek
- declinar, rechazarSpanish
- tagasi lükkama, ära ütlemaEstonian
- رد کردن؛ نپذیرفتنFarsi
- अस्वीकार करनाHindi
- رد کردن؛ نپذیرفتنPersian
- رد کول ، نه قبلولPashto
- a refuzaRomanian
- avvisa, avslåSwedish
- 拒絕Chinese (Trad.)
- відкидати; відмовлятиUkrainian
- انکار کرنا، مسترد کرناUrdu
- từ chốiVietnamese
- 拒绝Chinese (Simp.)
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