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buff up

Definition of buff up

  1. :  to become stronger and more muscular or to make (someone or something) stronger and more muscular through exercising and weight lifting <She is buffing up for her role as a female boxer.> <He buffed himself up by going to the gym every day.> —often used as buffed-up <buffed-up bodies>



Word by Word Definitions

buffplay
  1. :  a garment (as a uniform) made of buff leather

    :  the state of being nude

    :  a moderate orange yellow

  1. :  of the color buff

    :  having a physique enhanced by bodybuilding exercises

  1. :  polish, shine

    :  to give a velvety surface to (leather)

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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