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biff

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Pronunciation: /bɪf
 
/
informal

Definition of biff in English:

verb

[with object]
Strike (someone) roughly or sharply with the fist: he biffed me on the nose
More example sentences
  • But I don't go around biffing people, certainly not.
  • Then I thought, it's either him or me, so I biffed him in the face three times.
  • ‘It's just as well he went because if I had got hold of him I would have biffed him over the head with a saucepan or something similar,’ he said.

noun

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A sharp blow with the fist.
Example sentences
  • Even without an accident, standing passengers who lose their balance can and do unintentionally inflict pain on others with a biff from an elbow, a blow from a briefcase and the crushing of toes from staggering feet.
  • A first biff blocked, he was undaunted as the rebound sat up for him to send a screamer into the top corner.
  • The next moment he felt an extreme biff on his right upper-leg and the cold iron of a horseshoe pressed deep and hard in his flesh.

Origin

mid 19th century (originally US): symbolic of a short sharp movement.

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