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Фразовый глагол недели: to turn down


1) отклонить, отвергнуть, отказать

Синонимы: to reject, to decline, to refuse, to spurn

Пример: I never turn down requests for interviews. I'm just rarely asked. (Bob Ross)

Let's face it, I do not get offered the parts that Brad Pitt has just turned down. (Stephen Fry)

2) убавить, уменьшить (интенсивность, громкость, звук)

Синонимы: to reduce, to turn low

Пример: I went to my friend's house one day, and he had an electric guitar he had just bought with a tiny little amp. I turned the volume down to 5 and I hit one chord, and I said, I'm in love. (Ace Frehley)

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames. (Thomas Moore)

3) отвернуть, загнуть(ся) вниз, отогнуть

Синонимы: to turn aside

Пример: On my high school yearbook, they used the wrong picture. They were supposed to use the picture of me with a nice suit on. They used me with my collar turned down, in a fuchsia and white striped shirt. (Ice Cube)

Проверьте себя: When I first decided to open a restaurant, I was turned down by several banks because

  1. they disapproved of the idea.
  2. the competition was too low.
  3. I had nothing to take out a mortgage on.

Правильный ответ на нашу предыдущую «проверку» – вариант A.

Фразовый глагол turn down

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