[turn-awf, -of]
a small road that branches off from a larger one, especially a ramp or exit leading off a major highway: He took the wrong turnoff and it took him some 15 minutes to get back on the turnpike.
a place at which one diverges from or changes a former course.
an act of turning off.
the finished product of a certain manufacturing process, as weaving.
the quantity of fattened livestock distributed to market.
Slang. something or someone that makes one unsympathetic or antagonistic.

1680–90; noun use of verb phrase turn off

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1. something causing antagonism or loss of interest 
2. a side road where you can turn off; "I missed the turnoff and went 15 miles out of my way" 
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Example sentences
From the turnoff, both can be seen on the tops of nearby peaks.
Everyone who has ever interviewed for a grocery bagging job knows that a
  clingy, desperate demeanor is a huge turnoff.
As others have said, it's the mindless, me-too nature of these kitchens that is
  a turnoff.
For diners, it's the possibility of crowds or a long wait that can be the
  biggest brunch turnoff.
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