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beef something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeef something ↔ up phrasal verb informalIMPROVEto improve something or make it more interesting, more important etc a beefed-up news story We need to beef the campaign up. beef→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
beef upIt was, he thought, the look of her, guaranteed to beef you up.Most of the beef exported ends up as hamburgers, pet food, processed meats and baby foods.Squire's Choice - sliced roast beef rolled up with a filling of pickled red cabbage and horseradish sauce. 3.
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Verb table
beef
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybeef
he, she, itbeefs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybeefed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave beefed
he, she, ithas beefed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad beefed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill beef
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have beefed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam beefing
he, she, itis beefing
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you, we, theyare beefing
Past
I, he, she, itwas beefing
you, we, theywere beefing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been beefing
he, she, ithas been beefing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been beefing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be beefing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been beefing
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