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Leave one road in order to join another:‘they turned off the main road’‘we turned off to the right’
leave, branch offtake a side road, take another roadmake a left, make a right, take a left, take a righthang a left, hang a rightView synonyms
- ‘I turned off the main road, and took the short cut through the woods.’
- ‘I got back in the car, turned around and went back to the road I'd just turned off.’
- ‘Josh turns off onto a quiet road, pulling over on the shoulder.’
- ‘He was later told to turn off the main road and ended up on a dirt track.’
- ‘When Simon turned off Bradford Road into a housing estate, PC Jones lost sight of him.’
- ‘He was turning off of the road that leads to our house and a drunk driver collided into the side of his car.’
- ‘I'm heading into Weybridge and just turning off the river road to swing round in front of The Minnow.’
- ‘At the point we had to turn off the main road north.’
- ‘He said he watched as the boy racer turned off down another road then suddenly he saw Miss Concannon.’
- ‘The cowboy stabs sideways with his finger, indicating he's turning off just up the road.’
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