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Definition of turn-off noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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.
  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.
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