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sod1 / säd/ • n. (the sod) the surface of the ground, with the grass growing on it. ∎  a piece of this, usually sold in rolls and used to start a new lawn, athletic field, etc.• v. (sod·ded, sod·ding) [tr.] cover with sod or pieces of turf: the stadium has been sodded.PHRASES: the old sod one's native country.under the sod dead and buried in a grave.sod2 chiefly Brit., vulgar slang • n. an unpleasant or obnoxious person. ∎  a person of a specified kind. ∎  something that is difficult or causes problems.• v. (sod·ded, sod·ding ) [tr.] used to express one's anger or annoyance at someone or something. ∎  [intr.] (sod off) [in imper.] go away. ∎  [as adj.] (sodding) used as a general term of contempt.PHRASES: sod all absolutely nothing.