Meaning of “turn sth/sb down” in the English Dictionary

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"turn sth/sb down" in British English

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turn sth/sb down

phrasal verb with turn uk /tɜːn/ us /tɝːn/ verb

B2 to refuse an offer or request:

He offered her a trip to Australia but she turned it/him down.
He turned down the job because it involved too much travelling.

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

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