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 (tûrn′ôf′, -ŏf′)
1. A branch of a road or path leading away from a main thoroughfare, especially an exit on a highway.
2. The act or an instance of turning off.
3. Slang
a. One that is distasteful: The evening was a real turnoff.
b. Something that causes loss of interest.


(ˈtɜrnˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

1. a road that branches off from a larger one, esp. an exit off a highway.
2. a place at which one changes from a former course.
3. an act of turning off.
4. Slang. something or someone that makes one lose interest or excitement.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turnoff - something causing antagonism or loss of interestturnoff - something causing antagonism or loss of interest
stimulant, stimulus, stimulation, input - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.turnoff - a side road where you can turn offturnoff - a side road where you can turn off; "I missed the turnoff and went 15 miles out of my way"
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
risteytyvä tie
đoạn đường ngoặt


[ˈtɜːnˌɒf] n (in road) → strada laterale


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