Definición de beef en inglés:


Silabificación: beef


1The flesh of a cow, bull, or ox, used as food.
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  • Tuck into steak, roast beef, venison and other red meat at least three times a week
  • I have to say that the roast rib eye of beef in wholemeal bread was superb.
  • Visitors can barbecue food ranging from beef, pork to potato and fish.
1.1 (plural beeves /bēvz/) Farming A cow, bull, or ox fattened for its meat.
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  • ‘Get in those saddles and let's get these beeves movin’!’
  • Forage beef thus encompasses at least half of the potential market.
  • We have a neighbor who raises grass fed beef and pastured poultry.
1.2 informal Flesh or muscle, typically when well developed: he needs a little more beef on his bones
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  • Although this is typically a powerlifter's split, it is the quickest way to get some serious beef on your bones.
  • He's got a bit more beef on his bones now, but he's lost none of his cheerful, boyish looks.
  • Geez, how about a Superman with some beef on his bones?
muscle, brawn, bulk;
strength, power
1.3 informal Strength or power: he’s been brought in to give the team more beef
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  • We definitely need more beef up front.
  • The tank size is OK, but you need more beef.
  • Yes, I know their defense looked good most of the season and Simon was good addition, I just feel they still need more beef up the middle and Wright is, I think, an active playmaker who can stuff the run.
2 (plural beefs) informal A complaint or grievance: he has a beef with American education: it doesn’t teach the basics of investing
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  • Here's another one of my beefs with judges - and this is the complaint that lawyers oftentimes get - that we file frivolous lawsuits.
  • I do not want beefs and gripes - I need genuine areas of difficulty which are causing work life imbalance.
  • They began taking their beefs to the media.
3US informal A criminal charge: a drunk-driving beef
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  • After checking police reports and court documents, the website said that if anything, he may have spent a day or so in jail for a drunk driving beef.
  • He was framed for political reasons during the last election and was sent up for a 21 years on a homicide beef.
  • He had busted him on a robbery beef involving a cellular phone.


[no object] informal Volver al principio  
Complain: he was beefing about how the recession was killing the business
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  • Because of that he still felt like beefing about something
  • As I tell my students when they beef about my tests: Life isn't multiple choice, True-False or an Essay question; more often than not it's short answer--and your grade is based on your understanding of the context of the question.
  • They beef about record-level deficits.


Middle English: from Old French boef, from Latin bos, bov- 'ox'.

Verbos con partícula

beef something up

informal Give more substance or strength to something: cost-cutting measures are planned to beef up performance
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  • So those penalties will be beefed up substantially.
  • These checkpoints were beefed up following a number of casualties, wounds and death to U.S. forces.
  • So far protests from campaigners have been muted, but security around the base has been beefed up with additional police patrols.
toughen up, strengthen, build up, reinforce, consolidate, augment, improve

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