turn something off

turn something off
SWITCH OFF, shut off, put off, extinguish, deactivate; informal kill, cut.

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stop the operation or flow of something by means of a valve, switch, or button

remember to turn off the gas

operate a valve or switch in order to do this

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ˌturn sthˈoff derived
to stop the flow of electricity, gas, water, etc. by moving a switch, button, etc

to turn off the light

They've turned off the water while they repair a burst pipe.

Please turn the television off before you go to bed.

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