beef up

phrasal verb

beefed up; beefing up; beefs up
informal
: 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

Examples of beef up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That includes adding additional agents around the candidates, or beefing up behind-the-scenes operations and additional advance teams who travel ahead to scope out sites and test for vulnerabilities. Colleen Long, arkansasonline.com, 17 July 2024 Now, if the long-running ABC drama was beefing up its LGBTQ+ representation before the twosome scrubbed out, that would be understandable. Charlie Mason, TVLine, 15 July 2024 The big picture: The ability for Amazon Prime Day to help third-party sellers move product is also growing in importance as traditional brick-and-mortar stores like Target and Macy's beef up their own online stores with Amazon-like marketplaces. Hope King, Axios, 11 July 2024 Buying one of the world's biggest white-goods manufacturers would significantly beef up Bosch's home appliance business at a time when competition with Asian rivals is growing. Anirban Sen and Emma-Victoria Farr, Detroit Free Press, 26 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for beef up 

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“Beef up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beef%20up. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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