Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

beef

2 verb
     
beef2 [intransitive]
informal to complain a lot
beef about
They're always beefing about something.

beef something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to improve something or make it more interesting, more important etc:
a beefed-up news story
We need to beef the campaign up.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary