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turnoff

noun [C]  us   /ˈtɜrnˌɔf/

turnoff noun [C] (ROAD)

a short road that leads from a large road onto a smaller one: If you miss the turnoff, you’ll have to go 20 miles to the next exit.

turnoff noun [C] (OFFENSE)

speech, behavior, or some other thing that causes you to lose interest: Younger readers find the newspaper’s traditional format a turnoff.
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