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sod 1

Pronunciation: /sɒd/

noun

(the sod)
1The surface of the ground, with the grass growing on it; turf: underneath the sod was a layer of humus
More example sentences
  • 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
Cover with sods or pieces of turf: the stadium has been sodded
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with sod

bod, clod, cod, god, hod, mod, nod, od, odd, plod, pod, prod, quad, quod, scrod, shod, squad, tod, Todd, trod, wad

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sod 2

Pronunciation: /sɒd/
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]
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

Pronunciation: /ˌsɒd ˈɔːl/
vulgar slang, chiefly British Absolutely nothing.

Origin

Early 19th century: abbreviation of sodomite.

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