beef up

Definition of beef up


  1. :  to add weight, strength, or power to (something) Security around the city will be beefed up during the event. a politician looking to beef his image up

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the flesh of an adult domestic bovine (as a steer or cow) used as food

    :  an ox, cow, or bull in a full-grown or nearly full-grown state

    :  a steer or cow fattened for food

  1. :  complain

  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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