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

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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.
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in Chinese (Simplified) 使反感, 使泄气…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使反感, 使洩氣…
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