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[ beeft-uhp ]


  1. strengthened or reinforced.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of beefed-up1

First recorded in 1940–45
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Example Sentences

A much nicer looking and easier-to-use Calendar, beefed up data and features in Maps, interactive textbooks in iBooks.

Set an aggressive goal of under a year to get that savings account beefed up.

Around the country, police beefed up protection at Coptic churches.

The permitting process has also been beefed up, along with a drilling safety rule the Obama administration introduced in October.

We have beefed up the investment in culture and lifestyle… It is about growing the audience.

He had come down in his gig, to confer with Hilton as to the newly beefed-up fleet.

The ship, vastly beefed up, was moving at a good fraction of the speed of light.

They believe,” said Baird, “that they can handle the Niccola with their beefed-up tractor beams.

Other parts they had beefed up, figuring they would wear, but slowly.


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