French translation of 'turn down'
separable transitive verbturn
1. (= refuse)
[offer, invitation] refuser ⧫ rejeter
He proposed to her but she turned him down. Il l’a demandé en mariage mais elle a refusé.
2. [volume, heating, radio, TV] baisser
Shall I turn the heating down? Je baisse le chauffage ?
3. (= fold) rabattre
Copyright © by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Example Sentences Including 'turn down'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
You see, if you decide to turn down my generous offer, I will have to destroy you three.WATER BOOK TWO: REUNION (2002)
`Lettie has to go into all the bedrooms every night to turn down the covers.WEEKEND FOR MURDER
Trends of 'turn down'
Used Occasionally. turn down is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
'turn down' in Other Languages
British English: turn down /tɜːn daʊn/ VERB
If you turn down a person or their request or offer, you refuse their request or offer.
After careful consideration I turned the invitation down.
- American English: turn down
- Arabic: يَرْفِضُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: recusar
- Chinese: 拒绝
- Croatian: odbiti
- Czech: odmítnout žádost
- Danish: afslå
- Dutch: afwijzen
- European Spanish: declinar volumen
- Finnish: torjua
- French: refuser
- German: herunterdrehen
- Greek: απορρίπτω
- Italian: declinare
- Japanese: 小さくする
- Korean: 거절하다
- Norwegian: avvise
- Polish: opaść
- European Portuguese: recusar
- Romanian: a refuza
- Russian: отказывать(ся)
- Spanish: rechazar
- Swedish: tacka nej
- Thai: ปฏิเสธ
- Turkish: geri çevirmek
- Ukrainian: відхиляти
- Vietnamese: từ chối
Nearby words of 'turn down'
Translation of turn down from the Collins English to French Dictionary
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Unlock French with the Paul Noble method
Take your French to the next level with Paul's tried and tested method. No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Next Steps is an intermediate course, which follows on from the Complete French Beginner's course- available to pre-order now!