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Definition of "beefed-up" [beefed-up]

  • Informal Having been made greater or stronger: "Beefed-up sales efforts [by competitors] overwhelmed them” ( Wall Street Journal). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beefed-up" in a sentence
  • "The NDP champions higher corporate taxes, beefed-up pension benefits and increased health-care spending."
  • "The beefed-up metrics are similar to the Bush-era quarterly evaluations for Iraq and Afghanistan currently used by the Pentagon to report security progress to Congress."
  • "By dumping the Bush plan he lowers the Russian's angst, and continues to back a strong European defense posture using existing systems that are beefed-up."
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