[ beeft-uhp ]
/ ˈbiftˈʌp /
strengthened or reinforced.
Why Does A Cow Become Beef?Have you ever stopped to wonder why we eat pork and beef, but not pig or cow? Menus don’t advertise sheep or deer, but mutton and venison. And, we nonchalantly nosh on veal without the linguistic reminder that we’re actually eating meat from a baby calf. When it comes to designating meat terminology, the English language has a few ways of distinguishing between the live …
Origin of beefed-up
First recorded in 1940–45
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But the laws are weighted against the writer in the European Union with its beefed-up privacy laws.
They believe,” said Baird, “that they can handle the Niccola with their beefed-up tractor beams.The Aliens|Murray Leinster