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turn off

1. verb To disable, disconnect, or stop the function of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "turn" and "off." I forgot to turn off my laptop, and now the battery is dead. Please turn the water off when you're done brushing your teeth.
2. verb To steer a vehicle or walk off of a particular path or route. You're going to turn off at the next exit. We turned off the main path and started hiking around the edge of the lake.
3. verb To cause someone to dislike, become averse to, or lose interest in something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "turn" and "off." Sometimes followed by "to (something)." I thought the subject would be interesting, but the professor's boring lectures really turned me off. I know that the accident really turned Janet off to driving on the highway.
4. verb To cause someone to lose sexual interest or excitement. A noun or pronoun can be used between "turn" and "off." Nothing turns me off like someone who is arrogant. I think he was turned off by her many tattoos. Sorry, knowing your roommates are home kind of turns me off.
5. noun Something that causes someone to lose sexual interest or excitement. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated. It's a big turn-off when a guy just talks about himself.
See also: off, turn

turned off

uninterested. I'm sort of turned off to stuff like that these days. Part of getting older, I guess. I can't pay attention if I'm turned off, now can I?
See also: off, turn

turned off

mod. uninterested. I’m sort of turned off to stuff like that these days. Part of getting older, I guess.
See also: off, turn
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Since MRAM retains information when power is turned off, products like personal computers using it could start up instantly, without waiting for software to "boot up".
When an axon is damaged, the sodium channel genes that should be turned on are turned off, and those that should be turned off, turn on.
Space heaters should always be turned off when leaving the room or going to sleep.
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MP Talant Uzakbaev (Ar Namys) said he left the plenary session room for one minute only, his computer was turned off during the registration.
Edmund King, president of the AA and Visiting Professor of Transport at Newcastle University, said quite a few councils across the country had turned off or dimmed lights.
RAWALPINDI, September 22, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The street lights of Kocha Baloch Rani Bazaar and Bohar Bazaar have been turned off and whole area has sunk into deep darkness while the situation is creating inconvenience for the residents.