turf war


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turf war

n
1. a dispute between criminals or gangs over the right to operate within a particular area
2. any dispute in which one party seeks to obtain increased rights or influence
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Noun1.turf war - a bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rightsturf war - a bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rights; "a turf war erupted between street gangs"; "the president's resignation was the result of a turf war with the board of directors"
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
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Provisional findings from the Competition Commission reveal a sporadic four-year turf war between Arriva and Go North East with secret deals to avoid retaliation and all-out hostilities.
4 million blood money to the family of a Pakistani man they had killed during a turf war of bootleggers, will face a compensation claim for Dh1.
But he said a turf war was underway between the North s military and the ruling party s United Front Department led by Kim Yang-Gon, a veteran in charge of inter-Korean affairs.
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The belated shuffle is expected to inject some life into the squabble- ridden BPCC and end the year- long turf war between several factions.