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Sod vs. Turf

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Sodnoun

(uncountable) That stratum of the surface of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass, or any portion of that surface; turf; sward.

Turfnoun

(uncountable) A layer of earth covered with grass; sod.

Sodnoun

Turf grown and cut specifically for the establishment of lawns.

‘The landscapers rolled sod onto the bare earth and made a presentable lawn by nightfall.’;

Turfnoun

(countable) A piece of such a layer cut from the soil. May be used as sod to make a lawn, dried for peat, stacked to form earthen structures, etc.

Sodnoun

Sodomite; bugger.

Turfnoun

A sod of peat used as fuel.

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Sodnoun

A person, usually male; often qualified with an adjective.

‘You mean old sod!’; ‘poor sod’; ‘unlucky sod’; ‘You silly sod’;

Turfnoun

The territory claimed by a person, gang, etc. as their own.

Sodnoun

A damper (bread) which has failed to rise, remaining a flat lump.

Turfnoun

A racetrack; or the sport of racing horses.

Sodverb

To cover with sod.

‘He sodded the worn areas twice a year.’;

Turfverb

To cover with turf; to create a lawn by laying turfs.

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Sodverb

Bugger; sodomize.

Turfverb

(Ultimate Frisbee) To throw a frisbee well short of its intended target, usually causing it to hit the ground within 10 yards of its release.

Sodverb

Damn, curse, confound.

‘Sod him!, Sod it!, Sod that bastard!’;

Turfverb

(business) To fire from a job or dismiss from a task.

‘Eight managers were turfed after the merger of the two companies.’;

Sodverb

(obsolete) seethe

Turfverb

(business) To cancel a project or product.

‘The company turfed the concept car because the prototype performed poorly.’;

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Sodinterjection

expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.

Turfverb

To expel, eject, or throw out; to turf out.

Sodadjective

(obsolete) Boiled.

Turfverb

To transfer or attempt to transfer (a patient or case); to eschew or avoid responsibility for.

Sodadjective

Sodden; incompletely risen.

‘sod damper’;

Turfnoun

That upper stratum of earth and vegetable mold which is filled with the roots of grass and other small plants, so as to adhere and form a kind of mat; sward; sod.

‘At his head a grass-green turf.’; ‘The Greek historian sets her in the field on a high heap of turves.’;

Sodnoun

The rock dove.

Turfnoun

Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See Peat.

Sodnoun

That stratum of the surface of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass, or any portion of that surface; turf; sward.

‘She there shall dress a sweeter sodThan Fancy's feet have ever trod.’;

Turfnoun

Race course; horse racing; - preceded by the.

Sod

imp. of Seethe.

Turfverb

To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, or the border of a terrace.

Sodverb

To cover with sod; to turf.

Turfnoun

surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots

Sodnoun

surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots

Turfnoun

the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own

Sodnoun

an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen;

‘oxygen free radicals are normally removed in our bodies by the superoxide dismutase enzymes’;

Turfnoun

range of jurisdiction or influence;

‘a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system’;

Sodnoun

someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)

Turfverb

cover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots

Sodnoun

an informal British term for a youth or man;

‘the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink’;

Sodverb

cover with sod

Sod

Sod, also known as turf, is grass. When harvested into rolls it is held together by its roots and a thin layer of soil.

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