turn down

turn down

  1. (idiomatic) To refuse, decline, or deny.
    He turned down all our offers of help.
  2. (idiomatic) To reduce the power, etc. of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
    Turn down the television so I can hear myself think.
    When it starts to boil, turn down the heat to a simmer.
  3. (idiomatic) To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.
    Turn down the blankets to let them air out.
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