beefed-up

[ beeft-uhp ]
/ ˈbiftˈʌp /

adjective

strengthened or reinforced.

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Origin of beefed-up

First recorded in 1940–45
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Example sentences from the Web for beefed-up

  • But the laws are weighted against the writer in the European Union with its beefed-up privacy laws.

    My Banned Book|Charles Laurence|February 16, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • They believe,” said Baird, “that they can handle the Niccola with their beefed-up tractor beams.

    The Aliens|Murray Leinster