red meat


Definition of red meat 

1 : meat (such as beef) that is red when raw

2 : something substantial that can satisfy a basic need or appetite hungry for the red meat of passionate partisanship— William Safire

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To focus instead on Tibbetts had a whiff of desperation about it, from a president who’s often been accused of trying to distract the press from bad news by feeding the base red meat. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trump has made Mollie Tibbetts the latest martyr in his anti-immigrant crusade," 24 Aug. 2018 Choosing the right type - and portion size - of red meat is the key to smart eating. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Health Matters: Is a "detox diet" good or bad for your health?," 13 July 2018 Other species of ticks can spread illnesses including Lyme disease, Powassan virus, and even an allergy to red meat. CBS News, "Latest death shines light on tick-borne disease Rocky Mountain spotted fever," 12 July 2018 Some do little more than spur a cable news segment or throw some red meat to his supporters. Time, "Donald Trump's Tweets Really Matter. These 27 Examples Prove It," 18 Jan. 2018 For this reason, avoid foods like leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cabbage), and beans, along with red meats, fish, and cheese 12 hours before a long run or your race. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "The First-Time Marathoner's Guide to Fuel and Hydration for Your Marathon Training," 6 Oct. 2018 Well, here’s a shocker: This heme comes from soy leghemoglobin and contains more iron than that found in the heme of a similar serving of red meat. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "PETA roasts Impossible Burger for rat tests, suggests patties cause cancer," 11 Aug. 2018 Consider limiting consumption of red meat, or at least commit to meatless Mondays: About half of the greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture come from livestock and the worst offender is beef production. Emily Hernandez, Teen Vogue, "What Is Climate Change? Everything You Need To Know About Global Warming," 17 July 2018 Eating more than 18 ounces of red meat weekly increases the risk of colorectal cancers, the AICR stated. Allison Horton, miamiherald, "Want to reduce your odds of getting cancer? Stay active, lose weight and eat healthy," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of red meat

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of red meat

: meat that is red when it is raw

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