turf out/off

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of turf out/off

British, informal
:to force (someone) to leave a place or position
  • She turfed him out of the house.
  • He got turfed off the bus.

Word by Word Definitions

turf play
  1. : the upper stratum of soil bound by grass and plant roots into a thick mat

  2. : an artificial substitute for this (as on a playing field)

  3. : grass

  1. : to cover with turf

  2. : to eject forcibly : kick

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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