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American English: /bif/
British English: /biːf/

Translation of beef in Spanish:


  • 2 (Agriculture) 2.1 uncountable (beef cattle)
    ganado (masculine) vacuno/bovino
    Example sentences
    • ‘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.
    2.2 countable
    plural beevesPronunciation: /biːvz/
    (animal) (American English)
    cabeza (feminine) de ganado vacuno/bovino
  • 3 uncountable (strength) [colloquial] to put some beef into something
    darle duro a algo [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 countable
    plural beefs
    (complaint) [colloquial] so what's your beef?
    ¿qué motivo de queja or qué problema tienes?
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • [colloquial]to beef (about something)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

beef up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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