Definition of turn-off noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɜːn ɒf//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrn ɔːf//
    , NAmE//ˈtɜːrn ɑːf//
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  1. 1a place where a road leads away from another larger or more important road We missed the turn-off for the airport. See related entries: Driving
  2. 2[usually singular] (informal) a person or thing that people do not find interesting, attractive or sexually exciting The city's crime rate is a serious turn-off to potential investors. I find beards a real turn-off.
  3. Extra examples The advertisement was a real turn-off to customers. The wet conditions proved a turn-off for some spectators. These public arguments are a big turn-off for voters. We were chatting and overshot our turn-off. the turn-off for Freiburg We missed the turn-off for/​to the airport.
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