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English verb: turn off

1. turn off (contact) cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch

SamplesTurn off the stereo, please.
Cut the engine.
Turn out the lights.

Synonymscut, switch off, turn out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)flip, switch, throw

Narrower (hyponym)kill

Antonymsswitch on, turn on

2. turn off (motion) make a turn

SamplesTurn off at the parking area.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)turn

3. turn off (emotion) cause to feel intense dislike or distaste

ExamplesThe performance is likely to turn off Sue

Synonymsput off

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

Broader (hypernym)repel, repulse

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