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American English: /tərf/
British English: /təːf/

Translation of turf in Spanish:

noun plural turfs or turves

  • 1 1.1 uncountable (grass)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 countable (square of grass) (esp British) 1.3 uncountable (artificial grass)
  • 2 uncountable (peat)
    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 uncountable (territory) (US) [slang]
    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.

transitive verb

  • 1 (lay turf on)
    colocar tepes en
    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 (British) [colloquial] (throw)
    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.

Phrasal verbs

turf out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (British) [colloquial]
1 (eject) (person)
poner de patitas en la calle [colloquial]
correr [colloquial]
botar (Latin America excluding Río de la Plata)
2 (discard) (rubbish/clothes)
botar (Latin America excluding Río de la Plata)
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