turn down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyturn down
he/she/itturns down
present participleturning down
past tenseturned down
past participleturned down
  1. 1
    to not accept an offer or request

    How could you turn down such a fantastic job?

    I don’t believe it: he turned me down flat!

  2. 2
    to reduce the amount of sound, heat, or light produced by a piece of equipment by pressing a button or moving a switch

    Can you turn the music down a bit?

    The lights were turned down low.

  3. 3

    turn down

    or

    turn back

    to fold the edge of something

    The top sheet had been neatly turned down.

See also main entry: turn