n (pl turfs or , turves)
- 1 1.1 u (grass) césped (m)More example sentences1.2 c (square of grass) (esp BrE) tepe (m) 1.3 u (artificial grass) hierba (f) artificial
- Fall is the season to plant trees, turf grasses and spring-blooming flower bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses.
- She opened her eyes just in time to impact roughly among a sward of yellow-green grass into soft turf.
- Unlike grass, the durable turf can be used continuously, providing optimal playing and practice conditions at all times.
- 2 u (peat) turba (f)More example sentences
- The profit of turbary is the right to cut turf or peat, usually in order to burn it.
- In the surrounding fields, peat or turf is still cut, including by our guide, for fuel.
- The island had no trees and winter fuel was mainly turf, cut from a bog on the mainland.
- 3 (horseracing) the turf el turf, la hípica
- 4 u (territory) (AmE) [slang/argot], territorio (m)More example sentences
- There's a powerful sense of entropy, particularly when you see nature struggling to reclaim an artificial area as its turf.
- Scholars engaged in this battle argue that they are not only protecting their academic turf, but preserving the life of their discipline.
- Each knew the other's gifts, each took care not to trespass on the other person's turf.
- 1 [Hort] [garden] colocar* tepes enMore example sentences
- The ground will then be turfed, meaning the children will finally be able to enjoy games on their brand new school field.
- Small, lateral roots that replace the rotted ones give the root system a matter or turfed appearance.
- The roofs were thatched, turfed or covered in wood shingles, depending on available local resources.
- 2 (throw) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], tirar, lanzar*More example sentences
- More than 30 people were turfed out of Norfolk House, Brookmill Road, Deptford, following an early morning raid.
- It seems to mean that these people are simply turfed out into the streets.
- PJ was the first to be ‘evicted’ for nibbling Helen's ears, Craig was turfed out for gnawing the cage, and Penny was thrown out for pinching food rations.