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beefed-up

[ beeft-uhp ]
/ ˈbiftˈʌp /
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adjective

strengthened or reinforced.

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Nearby words

beefalo, beefburger, beefcake, beefeater, beefeaters, beefed-up, beefmaster, beefsteak, beefsteak begonia, beefsteak fungus, beefsteak mushroom

Origin of beefed-up

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

Examples 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