strengthened or reinforced.

Origin of beefed-up

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of beefed-up

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

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    My Banned Book

    Charles Laurence

    February 16, 2010

Historical Examples of beefed-up

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

    The Aliens

    Murray Leinster