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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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