turn down

turn down  {v.}
1. To reduce the loudness, brightness, or force of.
The theater lights were turned down.
Turn down that radio, will you?
The hose was throwing too much water so I turned down the water a little bit.
2. To refuse to accept; reject.
His request for a raise was turned down.
If she offers to help, I'll turn her down.
Many boys courted Lynn, but she turned them all down.
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