Definition of turn someone off in US English:

turn someone off

phrasal verb

  • Induce a feeling of boredom or disgust in someone.

    • ‘I don't know what it is particularly that turns me off so much.’
    • ‘If you are turned off by exercise or are adamant that there is no time in your schedule to seek professional help or join a class, there are adjustments you can make to improve your back.’
    • ‘Like many other people, I was turned off.’
    • ‘I was thinking the other day about what turns me off.’
    • ‘The terminology for this turns me off.’
    • ‘She was turned off by the overtly sexual messages of most of the men who wrote to her.’
    • ‘Some of you will be turned off by this whole discussion.’
    • ‘If that kind of music turns you off then this is not likely for you.’
    • ‘If the idea of wearing big shapes turns you off, indulge in big accessories instead.’
    • ‘The reality turns you off.’
    put off, leave someone cold, repel, disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, offend
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