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

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"put sb off (sth)" in British English

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put sb off (sth)

phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us /pʊt/ verb present participle putting, past tense and past participle put

to take someone's attention away from what they want to be doing or should be doing:

Once she's made up her mind to do something, nothing will put her off.
Could you be quiet please - I'm trying to concentrate and you're putting me off.
The sudden flash of the camera put the players off their game.

(Definition of “put sb off (sth)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)