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1. A section of grass-covered surface soil held together by matted roots; turf.
2. The ground, especially when covered with grass.
tr.v. sod·ded, sod·ding, sods
To cover with sod.
[Middle English, from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch sode.]
sod 2(sŏd) Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
1. A sodomite.
2. A person regarded as obnoxious or contemptible.
3. A fellow; a guy: "Poor sod, he almost got lucky for once" (Jack Higgins).
tr.v. sod·ded, sod·ding, sodsPhrasal Verb:
Used in the imperative to dismiss someone angrily.
[Short for sodomite.]
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(intr, adverb; usually imperative) slang chiefly Brit to go away; depart
Usage: The phrase sod off was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in older editions of Collins English Dictionary. However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use
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