Phrasal Verbs

turn down (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb turn down (2)


If you turn down an offer or a request, you decide not to accept it.


refuse, reject

For example

  • turn down sth/sb The bank turned down Kenny's application for a loan because he'd just lost his job.

  • turn sth/sb down The club turned his transfer request down, so Patrice had to stay with the club.

Nouns often used as objects with turn down (2): offer, request, appeal, proposal, invitation, application

Quick Quiz

The judge turned down Billy's appeal for early release from jail, so he went

a. back home

b. back to jail

c. to the movies

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