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turves

 (tûrvz)
n.
A plural of turf.

turves

(tɜːvz)
n
a plural of turf

turf

(tɜrf)

n., pl. turfs, (esp. Brit.) turves; n.
1.
a. a layer of matted earth formed by grass and plant roots.
b. Chiefly Brit. a piece cut or torn from this; sod.
2. peat or a block of peat, esp. as material for fuel.
3. the turf,
a. the track over which horse races are run.
b. the practice or sport of racing horses.
4.
a. the neighborhood over which a street gang asserts its authority.
b. a familiar area, as of residence or expertise.
v.t.
5. to cover with turf or sod.
6. Brit. Informal. to remove from a desirable office or position.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Saxon turf, Old High German zurf, Old Norse torf]
turf′y, adj. -i•er, -i•est.
Translations

turf

(təːf) plural turfs (-fs) turves (-vz) noun
1. rough grass and the earth it grows out of. He walked across the springy turf.
2. (a usually square piece of) grass and earth. We laid turf in our garden to make a lawn.
verb
1. to cover with turf(s). We are going to turf that part of the garden.
2. to throw. We turfed him out of the house.
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