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phrasal verb
  1. 1
    to not accept an offer or request

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of turn down

  2. 3

    turn down


    turn back

    to fold the edge of something

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of turn down

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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