Translation of turf in Spanish:

turf

Pronunciation: /tɜːrf; tɜːf/

noun/nombre (plural turfs or , turves)

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (grass) césped (masculine)
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    • 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/numerable (square of grass) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) tepe (masculine) 1.3 uncountable/no numerable (artificial grass) hierba (feminine) artificial
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (peat) turba (feminine)
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    • 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/no numerable (territory) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], territorio (masculine)
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    • 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/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (lay turf on) [garden] colocar* tepes en
  • 2 (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] (throw) tirar, lanzar*

Phrasal verbs

turf out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (eject) [person] echar, poner* de patitas en la calle [colloquial/familiar], correr [colloquial/familiar], botar (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) 1.2 (discard) [rubbish/clothes] tirar, botar (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata)

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