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Origin of turndown
Words nearby turndown
Example sentences from the Web for turndown
His turndown collar was disputing territory with his tie and his waistcoat.The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories|Paul Laurence Dunbar
She had a perfect view of his thick red neck in its turndown collar, crossed by a black bow over a shiny white shirt.Beyond|John Galsworthy
He's got an angels-ever-bright-and-fair expression, smiles to turn milk, dog's eyes, and a turndown collar.A Man in the Open|Roger Pocock
And countless others turndown better jobs because they know, if they take the better job, they'll lose their health insurance.
He was dressed in a loose suit of light-colored clothes, wore a negligee shirt, with a soft turndown collar, and had no vest.Frank Merriwell's Son|Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for turndown
verb (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with turndown
Fold or double down, as in They always turn down your bed here, or Turn down your collar. [c. 1600]
Invert, as in She turned down her cards, or They turn down the glasses in the cupboard. [Mid-1700s]
Reject, fail to accept, as in They turned down his proposal, or Joe was turned down at four schools before he was finally accepted. [Late 1800s]
Diminish in volume, brightness, or speed. For example, Please turn down the radio; it's too loud, or They turned down the lights and began to dance. [Second half of 1800s]