There are 2 definitions of sod in English:

sod1

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Pronunciation: /sɒd
 
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noun

(the sod)
  • 1The surface of the ground, with the grass growing on it; turf: underneath the sod was a layer of humus
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    • I chunked my stuff on the sod and lay down next to it.
    • Heavy grazing the previous fall is essential to weaken and open up the sod when tillage or chemical control of the sod are not used.
    • Put plastic runners on both sides of the trench to avoid damage to your lawn, one runner for the sod and the other runner for the dirt.
  • 1.1A piece of turf: I was to retire before even the first sod was turned
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    • Remove dead patches along with 3 to 4 inches of soil underneath; fill the hole with a fresh piece of sod, as shown above, or overseed.
    • Then either seed, plant new plugs, or insert a fresh piece of sod cut to fit the damaged area.
    • You can make an instant lawn of buffalo grass using sod, or for a fraction of the cost and a couple months of establishment time, use seed.

verb (sods, sodding, sodded)

[with object] rare Back to top  
  • Cover with sods or pieces of turf: the stadium has been sodded
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    • After construction was completed, we installed the remaining plants and sodded the lawn.
    • We planted and sodded the lawn and installed an irrigation system throughout.

Phrases

under the sod

Dead and buried in a grave.
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  • On April 10, 1943, Lees-Milne wrote, ‘I would like this diary to entertain two or three generations ahead when I am under the sod.’
  • He has property enough to make us independent but that will be valuable only, when we are under the Sod.
  • Time will run to seed when we are under the sod; there'll be time enough and to spare then.

Origin

late Middle English: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German sode, of unknown ultimate origin.

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There are 2 definitions of sod in English:

sod2

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Pronunciation: /sɒd
 
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vulgar slang , chiefly British

noun

  • 1An unpleasant or obnoxious person.
  • 1.1 [with adjective] A person of a specified kind.
  • 1.2Something that is difficult or causes problems.
  • 2 derogatory , • dated A homosexual man.

verb (sods, sodding, sodded)

[with object, usually in imperative] Back to top  
  • 1Used to express one’s anger or annoyance at someone or something.
  • 1.1 [no object] (sod off) [in imperative] Go away.
  • 1.2 (as adjective sodding) Used as a general term of contempt.

Phrases

sod all

Absolutely nothing.

Origin

early 19th century: abbreviation of sodomite.

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