■ turn off

■ turn off
■ turn off
A v. t. + avv.
1 chiudere (un rubinetto, il gas); girare (un interruttore); spegnere (la luce, la radio, la tivù, ecc.): Turn off the tap!, chiudi il rubinetto!; Turn off the radio, please!, spegni la radio, per favore!
2 (fig.) cancellare, smettere di avere (un'espressione, un sorriso sul volto)
3 (comput.) spegnere
4 comporre (una poesia, ecc.); produrre; fare: He's turned off a fine piece of work, ha fatto un bel lavoro
5 (ingl.) mandare via (un dipendente); licenziare
6 (fam.) disgustare; deprimere; indisporre; distogliere; stufare (fam.); far perdere interesse a: This music turns me off, questa musica mi disgusta
7 (sport) esonerare (un allenatore)
B v. i. + avv.
1 (di un rubinetto, ecc.) chiudersi; (del gas, ecc.) spegnersi
2 (di una strada) girare; voltare; svoltare; diramarsi: Here the road turns off to London, qui si dirama la strada per Londra
3 (autom.) voltare; girare; svoltare (cambiando strada); deviare: That's where we turn off to Oxford, ecco dove dobbiamo girare per Oxford
4 (fam.) perdere interesse; disinteressarsi; smettere di ascoltare; staccare la spina (fig.); stufarsi (fam.)
5 (di cibo o bevanda) andare a male; guastarsi
6 (del tempo) farsi (caldo, fresco, ecc.)
C v. i. + prep.
1 (autom.) deviare da; abbandonare: We turned off the main road, abbiamo abbandonato la strada maestra
2 (di una strada) diramarsi da (un'altra)
3 prendere a malvolere, cominciare a detestare (qc.); non sopportare più, stufarsi di (q.) □ (fin.) to turn off the money-supply taps, bloccare i crediti; stringere i cordoni della borsa (fam.).

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