- brawn; muscular strength.
- strength; power.
- weight, as of a person.
- human flesh.
- a complaint.
- an argument or dispute.
- to add strength, numbers, force, etc., to; strengthen: During the riots, the nighttime patrol force was beefed up with volunteers.
- to increase or add to: to beef up our fringe benefits.
Origin of beef
OTHER WORDS FROM beefbeefless, adjective
How to use beef in a sentence
Sometimes one financial firm competes against another, replaying Wall Street beefs perhaps.
Later the Cherokee Indians changed the council fire into a barbecue, where they roasted whole beefs in pits of glowing coals.The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft|Dan Beard
When your Beefs-guts are seasoned, fit them up and boil them.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened|Kenelm Digby
Fillet of Beefs: Cut across diagonally, beginning at thick end.How to Prepare and Serve a Meal and Interior Decoration|Lillian B. Lansdown
But the best dish was a beefs head cooked by friend Minter in Texas fashion.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
Away and ever away to the south, for the hated "Beefs" were after them, coming down relentlessly from the north.Sketches of the East Africa Campaign|Robert Valentine Dolbey
British Dictionary definitions for beef
Word Origin for beef
Other Idioms and Phrases with beef
In addition to the idiom beginning with beef
- beef up
- where's the beef