put sb off (sth/sb) Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “put sb off (sth/sb)” in the English Dictionary

"put sb off (sth/sb)" in British English

See all translations

put sb off (sth/sb)

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
B2 to make someone ​dislike something or someone, or to discourage someone from doing something: The ​smell of ​hospitals always puts me off. You have to ​worklonghours and that puts off a lot of ​people. His ​attitude put me right off him. [+ -ing verb] Personally, I didn't ​enjoy the ​film, but don't ​let that put you off going.
More examples
(Definition of put sb off (sth/sb) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put sb off (sth/sb)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使反感, 使泄气…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使反感, 使洩氣…
What is the pronunciation of put sb off (sth/sb)?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More