turf war(redirected from turf wars)
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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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|Noun||1.||turf 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"|