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Meaning of turf

turf

Pronunciation: (tûrf), [key]
— n., pl. v. turfs, turves
—n.
  1. a layer of matted earth formed by grass and plant roots.
  2. peat, esp. as material for fuel.
  3. a block or piece of peat dug for fuel.
  4. Denver is her turf. When you talk literature you're getting into my turf.
    1. the neighborhood over which a street gang asserts its authority.
    2. a familiar area, as of residence or expertise:Denver is her turf. When you talk literature you're getting into my turf.
  5. a piece cut or torn from the surface of grassland; sod.
    1. the track over which horse races are run.
    2. the practice or sport of racing horses.
—v.t.
  1. to cover with turf or sod.
  2. to remove from a desirable office or position; expel; kick out: He was turfed from leadership of the group.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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