Definition of Turn off

1. Verb. Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch. "Turn out the lights"

Exact synonyms: Cut, Switch Off, Turn Out
Specialized synonyms: Kill
Generic synonyms: Flip, Switch, Throw
Antonyms: Switch On



2. Verb. Make a turn. "Turn off at the parking area"
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Turnoff

3. Verb. Cause to feel intense dislike or distaste. "The performance is likely to turn off Sue"
Exact synonyms: Put Off
Generic synonyms: Repel, Repulse
Derivative terms: Turnoff

Definition of Turn off

1. Verb. (transitive) To power down; to stop a device by switching it off. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To repulse, disgust, or discourage. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To leave a road; to exit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn Off

turn down ratio
turn flukes
turn heads
turn in
turn in one's grave
turn indicator
turn inside-out
turn into
turn into a pumpkin
turn loose
turn of events
turn of logs
turn of phrase
turn of the century
turn of the year
turn off (current term)
turn on a dime
turn on its head
turn on one's heel
turn one's back
turn one's nose up
turn one's stomach
turn out
turn over
turn over a new leaf
turn round
turn signal
turn someone's crank

Literary usage of Turn off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1836)
"The above bodies of troops vf ere to proceed by the great road leading to Corunna, till they reached Lugo, and were there to turn off to their left to ..."

2. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"... and, rushing furiously into their blinding streams, attempt to capture them like batteries, and turn off the water with their own hands. ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1905)
"... and, rushing furiously into their blinding streams, attempt to capture them like batteries, and turn off the water with their own hands. ..."

4. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"... and, rushing furiously into their blinding streams, attempt to capture them like batteries, and turn off the water with their own hands. ..."

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