What does turn down mean?

Definitions for turn down

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word turn down.

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"


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turn down in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turn down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elliott Abrams:

    Maybe it's possible to just turn down the heat.

  2. Donald Trump:

    This is not a fundraiser, i turn down a lot of money.

  3. Denise Fort:

    It's like a shiny red apple and that can be hard to turn down.

  4. Matt Ryan:

    I would hope investors learn something from this. The onus is on us to turn down these floats.

  5. Tim Silha:

    If Wisconsin is truly open for business, you will vote with your constituents and turn down this bill.

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Translations for turn down

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • отказвам, отхвърлям, намалявамBulgarian
  • refusar, reduir, abaixar, disminuir, rebutjarCatalan, Valencian
  • ablehnen, absagenGerman
  • disminuir, rechazar, reducirSpanish
  • himmentää, torjua, hiljentää, alentaa, vähentääFinnish
  • décliner, baisser, refuserFrench
  • diùltScottish Gaelic
  • rifiutareItalian
  • 断るJapanese
  • odrzucaćPolish
  • reduzir, rejeitar, recusar, diminuir, abaixarPortuguese
  • убавля́ть, отверга́ть, отклони́ть, уме́ньшить, отве́ргнуть, уменьша́ть, отклоня́ть, отказа́ться, отка́зываться, уба́витьRussian
  • dämpa, sänka, säga nej till, förkastaSwedish
  • rastrinde, ravaler, baxhîWalloon

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