Pronunciation Noun


  1. (uncountable) A layer of earth covered with grass; sod.
  2. (countable) A piece of such a layer cut from the soil. May be used as sod to make a lawn, dried for peat, stacked to form earthen structures, etc.
  3. (countable, Ireland) A sod of peat used as fuel.
  4. (uncountable, slang) The territory claimed by a person, gang, etc. as their own.
  5. (uncountable, with "the") A racetrack; or the sport of racing horses.
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turf (turfs, present participle turfing; past and past participle turfed)

  1. To cover with turf; to create a lawn by laying turfs.
  2. (Ultimate Frisbee) To throw a frisbee well short of its intended target, usually causing it to hit the ground within 10 yards of its release.
  3. (business) To fire from a job or dismiss from a task.
    Eight managers were turfed after the merger of the two companies.
  4. (business) To cancel a project or product.
    The company turfed the concept car because the prototype performed poorly.
  5. (informal, transitive) To expel, eject, or throw out; to turf out.
  6. (medical slang, transitive) To transfer or attempt to transfer (a patient or case); to eschew or avoid responsibility for.

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