turf

noun
1 grass/lawn
ADJECTIVE
green
soft, springy (esp. BrE)
artificial
home

the team's first success of the season on home turf (= in their own stadium)

hallowed (BrE)

the hallowed turf of Wembley

… OF TURF
piece, sod

primitive dwellings made of sods of turf and sticks

VERB + TURF
cut

They still cut turf here for fuel.

lay

We laid turf to create a lawn.

TURF + NOUN
field (AmE)

The training area includes a synthetic turf field,

2 (esp. AmE) place where sb lives, works, etc.; area of expertise
ADJECTIVE
home

We finally met on his home turf.

The orchestra is on home turf in this repertoire. (figurative)

familiar

Supercomputers are familiar turf for IBM.

VERB + TURF
defend, protect

We all protect our own turf.

invade (AmE)

I don't want to invade his turf.

TURF + NOUN
battle, war

turf wars between different factions

PHRASES
(on) sb's own turf

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • turf — turf …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • turf — [ tyrf; tɶrf ] n. m. • 1828; mot angl. « pelouse » → 2. tourbe 1 ♦ Terrain où se disputent les courses de chevaux. ♢ Ce qui concerne les courses de chevaux, leur préparation (entraînement) et les activités qui en dépendent (paris, etc.). ⇒ cheval …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Turf — (t[^u]rf), n.; pl. {Turfs}, Obs. {Turves}. [AS. turf; akin to D. turf peat, G. torf, OHG. zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. t[ o]rv, Skr. darbha a kind of grass, a tuft of grass. [root]242.] 1. That upper stratum of earth and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turf — TURF, turfuri, s.n. (livr.) Hipodrom; p. ext. cursă de cai. – Din fr. turf. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  TURF s. v. hipodrom. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  turf s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • turf — UK US /tɜːf/ noun [U] ► an area of activity in which a person or company has a lot of knowledge and experience and which they believe belongs to them: »By launching a line in beauty products they are challenging the bigger company on its own turf …   Financial and business terms

  • Turf — may refer to: * Lawn, an area of grass maintained for decorative or recreational use * Sod, the surface layer of ground consisting of a matt of grass and grass roots, sometimes used as a construction material * Artificial turf, is a man made… …   Wikipedia

  • turf — turf; turf·dom; turf·en; turf·ite; turf·man; As·tro·turf; …   English syllables

  • turf|y — «TUR fee», adjective, turf|i|er, turf|i|est. 1. covered with turf; grassy. 2. like turf. 3. like peat; full of peat …   Useful english dictionary

  • turf — ► NOUN (pl. turfs or turves) 1) grass and the surface layer of earth held together by its roots. 2) a piece of such grass and earth cut from the ground. 3) (the turf) horse racing or racecourses generally. 4) (one s turf) informal one s territory …   English terms dictionary

  • Turf — Turf, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turfed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turfing}.] To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, of the border of a terrace. A. Tucker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turf — (turf) s. m. Lieu où se font les courses de chevaux. Sur le turf. Un habitué du turf. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Angl. turf, champ de gazon …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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