HyperDic: turn_off

English > 3 senses of the expression turn off:
VERBcontactturn off, switch off, cut, turn outcause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
motionturn offmake a turn
emotionturn off, put offcause to feel intense dislike or distaste
English > turn off: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause to stop operating by disengaging a switch.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Turn off the stereo, please"
Synonymsswitch off, cut, turn out
NarrowerkillCause to cease operating
Broaderthrow, flip, switchCause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
See alsoturnchange to the contrary
Oppositeswitch on, turn onCause to operate by flipping a switch
Spanishapagar, desconectar
English > turn off: 3 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningmake a turn.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"turn off at the parking area"
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Nounsturnoffa side road where you can turn off
English > turn off: 3 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningCause to feel intense dislike or distaste.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to turn off Sue
Synonymput off
Broaderrepel, repulseBe repellent to
See alsoturnundergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Spanishirritar, sacar de quicio
Nounsturnoffsomething causing antagonism or loss of interest

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