Definition of turf war in English:

turf war

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(also turf battle)

noun

informal
  • An acrimonious dispute between rival groups over territory or a particular sphere of influence: in New Jersey, a turf war between attorneys and brokers has simmered for more than twenty years
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    • His good friend C Jay was gunned down here last July in a turf war between rival gangs after walking his girlfriend home late one night.
    • It's a ridiculous caper about the ongoing turf war between rival gangs of housewives who are out for blood, as long as the carpets have been Scotch-Guarded.
    • Detectives believe the four were the victims of a deadly turf war between two rival gangs who opened fire at the back of the salon.

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