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turf

noun uk   /tɜːf/  us   /tɝːf/

turf noun (GRASS)

[C or U] (plural turfs or UK turves) the surface layer of land on which grass is growing, consisting of the grass and the soil in which its roots grow, or a piece of this that is cut from the ground and is usually rectangular

turf noun (HORSE RACING)

the turf [S] the sport of horse racing

turf noun (AREA)

[U] informal a subject in which a person or group has a lot of knowledge or influence: Antiques are very much her turf. [U] mainly US informal the area that a group considers its own: Judges feel that the courtroom is their private turf. The gymnastics team won the championship on home turf.

turf

verb [T] uk   /tɜːf/  us   /tɝːf/
to cover a piece of land with turf
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