turn-off - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “turn-off”

See all translations

turn-off

noun uk   /ˈtɜːn.ɒf/  us   /ˈtɝːn.ɑːf/

turn-off noun (ROAD)

[C] a road that leaves another road to go in a different direction: It's four kilometres to the turn-off for Norwich/the Norwich turn-off.

turn-off noun (DISLIKE)

[C usually singular] informal something that you dislike or that you do not find interesting or sexually exciting: This system may provide a powerful tool for adults who find computers a turn-off yet need to learn to use them. Hairy backs are for me the ultimate turn-off.
See also
(Definition of turn-off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of turn-off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “turn-off” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

force

physical, especially violent, strength, or power

Word of the Day

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Contestants…suck on a modified vaper until they’ve filled their chest cavity with enough vaporised nicotine “e-juice” to shoot out a belch of white smoke upwards of 4ft long.

Read More