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: heavily and powerfully built
a beefy thug
: substantial, sturdy
beefy shock absorbers
: of or suggesting beef
a beefy flavor
: full of beef
a beefy steak
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brawny, burly, hefty, hulking, husky, mesomorphic
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1743, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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: large, strong, and often fat
: strongly built
: of or relating to beef
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