Definitions for turn down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline(verb)

    refuse to accept

    "He refused my offer of hospitality"

  2. 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"

  3. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down(verb)

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

  4. turn down(verb)

    take a downward direction

    "The economy finally turned down after a long boom"

  5. turn down, lower, lour(verb)

    make lower or quieter

    "turn down the volume of a radio"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. turn down(verb)ɜrn

    to not accept an offer

    She turned down the job.; He asked me to marry him, but I turned him down.

  2. turn downɜrn

    ≠ turn up

    Could you turn the heat down a little?; They turned down the stereo.


  1. turn down(Verb)

    To refuse, decline, or deny.

  2. turn down(Verb)

    To reduce the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.

  3. turn down(Verb)

    To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.

Translations for turn down

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

turn down

to say `no' to; to refuse

He turned down her offer/request.

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