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beef

noun

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1 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
  • had to deal with an angry customer with a beef about our service

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2 muscular strength
  • a heavyweight wrestler with a good deal of beef

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beef

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of beef (Entry 2 of 2)

to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • he tends to stand around and beef for hours about any slight, real or imagined

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The first known use of beef was in the 13th century

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“Beef.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beef. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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