Turn down - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtɜːn ˈdaʊn|
Brit.  |tɜːn daʊn|  British pronunciation of the word turn down
- refuse to accept (syn: decline, pass up, refuse, reject)
- refuse entrance or membership (syn: refuse, reject, turn away)
- reject with contempt (syn: disdain, pooh- pooh, reject, scorn, spurn)
- take a downward direction
- make lower or quieter (syn: lour, lower)
turn down the volume of a radio

Examples

...I'm afraid that I will have to turn down your invitation....

turn down the volume of a radio

Show some consideration and turn down that radio.

Turn down the treble on the radio and turn up the bass.

Turn down the radio.

It would be sheer lunacy to turn down a job offer like that.

I can't turn down the offer of a free trip to Milan!

He was able to turn down the promotion without prejudice, and applied again several years later.

Turn down the ringer on your phone.

I'm not going to turn down an invitation to go to New York!

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