Turn off – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

1. To turn off something (or turn something off) is to stop it from working or flowing with a switch or a tap.

Turn off is the opposite of turn on.

Examples of use:

a) Don’t forget to turn the tap off when you’ve finished washing your hands.

b) I’ve turned off all the lights and locked the door.

c) This switch turns off the kitchen light.

2. To turn off a road is to leave it and travel along a different road.

Example of use:

a) Turn off here, please. My house is the last one on the right.

b) If we turn off at the next junction I’m sure we’ll get there sooner.

3. To turn off somebody, or turn somebody off something, is to make them lose interest.

Examples of use:

a) Sarah thought she’d found the perfect man, but his enormous hairy feet turned her off.

b) Paula’s husband wanted to cycle across Europe on a tandem, but she managed to turn him off the idea .

turn-off (noun) – somebody or something that a person finds offensive or boring.

Examples of use:

1.He has very bad manners. It’s a real turn-off.

2. She didn’t stop talking about herself all night. It was a complete turn-off for him.

turn-off (noun) – a place on a road where you leave to go onto another road, or a road or path that branches off another.

Example of use:

Take the next turn-off and the hotel is 100m down the hill.

turn off
present simple
turn off and turns off
-ing form
turning off
past simple
turned off
past particple
turned off