Definitions

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  • v. To refuse, decline, or deny.
  • v. To reduce the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
  • v. To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Internet publishers turn down porn, hate stuff and guides to building H-bombs.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • "He died at Ogden Junction, where you turn down to Utah City."

    Dr. Wortle's School

  • Renegotiate the insurance required on a lease to the limits you want or turn down the lease.

    MORE WEALTH WITHOUT RISK

  • Nor that I would actually turn down an opportunity to do the cover of People en Espaol.

    Make Your Life Prime Time

  • And since most of the phones are engineered to break after a couple years, it seems ridiculous to turn down their offer for a sparkly new model with all the latest bells and whistles and risk having the old one break midcontract, when replacement phones are much pricier.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • But with student loans rapidly mounting, I was in no position to turn down the three months of salary Sidley was offering.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • The plan was to make the Furneaux Group, then steer westward through the strait till the open ocean was reached on the further side; and, that accomplished, and the fact of strait's existence conclusively demonstrated, to turn down the western coast of Van Diemen's Land, round the southern extremity, and sail back to Port Jackson up the east coast.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • First we go to Coton and turn down a track in the heavy rain.

    Wildwood

  • Lee said: "When you come to Heidlersburg, you can either move directly on Gettysburg or turn down to Cashtown."

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • From there the two channels join, making a ninety-degree turn down a steeper grade to the point where I will dig the dry well.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

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