Definition of turnoff in English:


Syllabification: turn·off
Pronunciation: /ˈtərnˌôf


  • 1A junction at which a road branches off from a main road: Adam missed the turnoff 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 turnoff
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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.
    peeve, bugbear, bête noire, disincentive
    informal no-no, gross-out, buzzkill
  • 3An instance of turning or switching something off.

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