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English verb: turn down

1. turn down (possession) refuse to accept


SamplesHe refused my offer of hospitality.


ExamplesThey turn down the money


Synonymsdecline, pass up, refuse, reject


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Narrower (hyponym)bounce, dishonor, dishonour


Verb groupdisdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down


Antonymsaccept, take, have

2. turn down (social) refuse entrance or membership


SamplesThey turned away hundreds of fans.
Black people were often rejected by country clubs.


Synonymsrefuse, reject, turn away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Verb groupdisdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down


Antonymsallow in, intromit, admit, let in

3. turn down (communication) reject with contempt


SamplesShe spurned his advances.


Synonymsdisdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)decline, refuse


Narrower (hyponym)rebuff, repel, snub


Verb groupdecline, pass up, refuse, refuse, reject, reject, turn away, turn down, turn down

4. turn down (change) take a downward direction


SamplesThe economy finally turned down after a long boom.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen

5. turn down (change) make lower or quieter


SamplesTurn down the volume of a radio.


Synonymslour, lower


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify









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