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Phrasal Verbs

turn off

This page is about the phrasal verb turn off

Meaning

to stop a machine or an appliance from working by using a button or a switch

Synonym

switch off

For example

  • turn off sth Don't forget to turn off the air conditioner before you leave the house. We shouldn't be wasting energy.

  • turn sth off Do you turn all your lights off at night, or do you leave some of them on?

Nouns often used as objects with turn off: light, computer, phone, television, heater, air conditioner, engine, motor

Quick Quiz

We should turn off all our appliances when we aren't using them in order to

a. waste energy

b. save energy

c. use energy

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