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Definition of turf noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] short grass and the surface layer of soil that is held together by its roots; a piece of this that has been cut from the ground and is used especially for making lawns (= the area of grass in a yard) newly laid turf
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] peat that is cut to be used as fuel; a piece of this
  3. 3the turf [singular] the sport of horse racing
  4. 4[uncountable] somebody's turf (informal) the place where someone lives and/or works, especially when they think of it as their own He feels more confident on home turf.
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