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turn down (1)

Meaning: to decrease or lower the volume, heat, power, etc. of an appliance by turning a knob or pressing a button

For example:

  • turn down sth We'd better turn down the volume or the neighbours might complain.

  • turn sth down It's cool enough now, so let's turn the air conditioner down.

Nouns often used as objects with
turn down (1): television, TV, volume, air conditioner, heater

Quick Quiz:

You should turn down the television if
  1. it's too light
  2. it's too loud
  3. it's too soft

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