beef sth up

beef sth up
UK US beef sth up
Phrasal Verb with beef({{}}/biːf/ verb
to make something stronger or more important: »

The company has invested $11 million to beef up its video news capabilities and upgrade its website.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • ˌbeef sth ˈup — phrasal verb informal to increase or improve something …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • beef sth up phrasal — verb (T) informal to improve something or make it more interesting, more important etc: a beefed up news story | We need to beef the campaign up a bit …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • beef something up — informal give more substance or strength to something cost cutting measures are planned to beef up performance * * * ˌbeef sthˈup derived (informal) to make sth bigger, better, more interesting, etc • Security has been beefed up for the royal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beef*/ — [biːf] noun [U] I the meat from a cow a slice of roast beef[/ex] II verb beef [biːf] beef sth up …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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  • export — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ chief, important, main, major, principal ▪ biggest, largest ▪ Coffee is the country s biggest export …   Collocations dictionary

  • have */*/*/ — weak [əv] , weak [həv] , strong [hæv] (3rd person singular has weak [əz] ; [həz] ; strong [hæz] ; past tense and past participle had weak [əd] ; [həd] ; strong [hæd] ) verb 1) used for forming perfect tenses [auxiliary verb] used for forming the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • cut*/*/*/ — [kʌt] (past tense and past participle cut) verb [T] I 1) to use a knife or other sharp tool to divide something into pieces, or to remove a piece of something I need a sharp knife to cut the bread with.[/ex] The telephone wires had been cut.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English