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


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

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put sb off (sth/sb)

phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ 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 work long hours 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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