beefed-up
beefed-up eefed-up adj. made greater or stronger. beefed-up sales efforts [WordNet 1.5]

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  • beefed-up — adjective made greater or stronger (Freq. 1) beefed up sales efforts • Similar to: ↑strong * * * /beeft up /, adj. strengthened or reinforced. [1940 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • beefed up — Synonyms and related words: accelerated, aggrandized, ampliate, amplified, augmented, bloated, boosted, broadened, built up, crescendoed, deepened, elevated, enhanced, enlarged, expanded, extended, heightened, hiked, increased, inflated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beefed-up — /beeft up /, adj. strengthened or reinforced. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • beefed-up — [1] Colloquial term for making something stronger. [2] Colloquial term for modifying or improving something so it will work faster or more efficiently. Similar to souped up …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • beefed up — reinforced, strengthened; made greater …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beefed out — adjective a) muscular, often in an exaggerated way. The superhero looked even more beefed out on the poster than in the comics b) Having been improved greatly or upgraded; beefed up Having beefed out his computer with the latest equipment, he was …   Wiktionary

  • beef up — verb make strong or stronger (Freq. 1) This exercise will strengthen your upper body strengthen the relations between the two countries • Syn: ↑strengthen, ↑fortify • Ant: ↑weaken ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • beef up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms beef up : present tense I/you/we/they beef up he/she/it beefs up present participle beefing up past tense beefed up past participle beefed up informal to increase or improve something, or to make it more… …   English dictionary

  • beef up — {v.}, {informal} To make stronger by adding men or equipment; make more powerful; reinforce. * /The general beefed up his army with more big guns and tanks./ * /The university beefed up the football coaching staff by adding several good men./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beef up — {v.}, {informal} To make stronger by adding men or equipment; make more powerful; reinforce. * /The general beefed up his army with more big guns and tanks./ * /The university beefed up the football coaching staff by adding several good men./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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