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turn off (sth)

verb uk phrasal verb with turn   /tɜːn/ us    /tɝːn/
to leave the road you are travelling on and travel along another one: Turn off the motorway at the next exit.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 拐彎, 轉入另一條路…
in Russian сворачивать (с дороги)…
in Turkish sapmak, yön değiştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拐弯, 转入另一条路…
in Polish skręcać, zjeżdżać z czegoś…
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