[ nurf ]
/ nɜrf /
the brand name of various toys modeled especially on sports equipment but made of foam rubber or other soft substances.
verb (used with object)
(lowercase) Slang. (in a video game) to reconfigure (an existing character or weapon), making it less powerful: The game development team nerfed several guns in the recent update.
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Examples from the Web for nerf
He shot at them with his Nerf Gun, assaulted them with racial epithets, and worst of all, he stole their snacks.Some 4 a.m. Brainstorming on How to Make Obama Tougher Than Putin|Annabelle Gurwitch|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I notice a yellow Nerf gun–like toy on the couch inside the firehouse.With the Fireman of Brooklyn’s Company 224 as They Observe the Fallen|Maurice Emerson Decaul|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The shield was covered with horn, sinews or nerf, and skin or rind.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer