warn off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theywarn off
he/she/itwarns off
present participlewarning off
past tensewarned off
past participlewarned off
  1. to tell someone that they must stop doing something and that if they do not something bad will happen to them

    Sam was warned off making trouble.

See also main entry: warn