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turf

[ turf ]
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noun, plural turfs, (especially British) turves [turvz]. /tɜrvz/.
verb (used with object)
to cover with turf or sod.
British Slang. to remove from a desirable office or position; expel; kick out: He was turfed from leadership of the group.
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Origin of turf

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English, cognate with Dutch turf, German Torf (from Low German ), Old Norse torf, akin to Sanskrit darbha “tuft of grass”; see turbary

OTHER WORDS FROM turf

turfless, adjectiveturflike, adjectivere·turf, verb (used with object)un·turfed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for turf

turf
/ (tɜːf) /

noun plural turfs or turves (tɜːvz)
verb
(tr) to cover with pieces of turf

Word Origin for turf

Old English; related to Old Norse torfa, Old High German zurba, Sanskrit darbha tuft of grass
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