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turf

noun [U]  /tɜrf/ us  

turf noun [U] (GRASS)

a surface layer of land consisting of grass and the earth in which its roots grow: Lush turf lined the river’s banks. Turf is also ground cover that looks like grass: artificial turf

turf noun [U] (AREA)

infml the area that a person or group considers its own: Judges feel that the courtroom is their private turf. The fight over high-definition TV standards has been a turf war among the electronics, motion picture, and recording industries.
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