There are 2 main definitions of turn off in English:

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turn off 1

Leave one road in order to join another: they turned off the main road we turned off to the right
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  • At the point we had to turn off the main road north.
  • He was later told to turn off the main road and ended up on a dirt track.
  • I turned off the main road, and took the short cut through the woods.
Synonyms
leave, branch off;
take a side road, take another road
informal make/take a left/right
North American informal hang a left/right
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There are 2 main definitions of turn off in English:

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turn-off 2 Line breaks: turn-off

noun

1A junction at which a road branches off from a main road: Adam missed the turn-off to the village
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  • The three-vehicle smash, on the southbound carriageway between the A127 turn-off and junction 30 at Lakeside, claimed the life of a driver from Grays.
  • Eversham was behind the wheel of his Rover when the accident happened as he was moving up behind a Mercedes on the B4632 Broadway to Cheltenham road near the Laverton turn-off.
  • From the turn-off to the Bulugha River mouth, the road continues past the turn-off to Cintsa West.
2 [usually in singular] informal A person or thing that causes someone to feel bored, disgusted, or sexually repelled: he smelled of carbolic soap, a dreadful turn-off
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  • Site counters are normally a turn-off for me - along with all the advertising buttons and webring code that people put on their home pages - but this site has a rather clever musical one.
  • It seems the habit has become the biggest single sexual turn-off for 18 to 35-year-olds in the South West.
  • His crooked yellow teeth are a complete turn-off.

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