Meaning of “turn off (sth)” in the English Dictionary

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"turn off (sth)" in British English

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turn off (sth)

phrasal verb with turn uk /tɜːn/ us /tɝːn/ verb

to leave the road you are travelling on and travel along another one:

Turn off the motorway at the next exit.

More examples

  • We turned off the track and headed across the fields.
  • You need to turn off left just before you get to the village.
  • We turned off the main road.
  • Turn off when you get to the church.

(Definition of “turn off (sth)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)