Meaning of “turf” in the English Dictionary

"turf" in English

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uk /tɜːf/ us /tɝːf/

turfverb [ T ]

uk /tɜːf/ us /tɝːf/

(Definition of “turf” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"turf" in American English

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turfnoun [ U ]

us /tɜrf/

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:

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.

(Definition of “turf” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"turf" in Business English

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turfnoun [ U ]

uk /tɜːf/ us

an area of activity in which a person or company has a lot of knowledge and experience and which they believe belongs to them:

By launching a line in beauty products they are challenging the bigger company on its own turf.
It was an unproductive meeting with everyone simply trying to defend their own turf.
come/go with the turf

used to say that someone should accept something because it is a necessary part of what they are doing:

In this job customer complaints come with the turf.
Of the fierce media attention he says: 'It goes with the turf'.
on home turf

in your own country, town, area, etc.:

Export figures are good, but the company is losing sales on home turf.

(Definition of “turf” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)