beef up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v beef up make strong or stronger "This exercise will strengthen your upper body","strengthen the relations between the two countries"
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Quotations

  • Hariold Lowman
    Hariold Lowman
    “Politicians say they're beefing up our economy. Most don't know beef from pork.”

Usage

In literature:

One pound lean beef and one pound veal, cut up small, and put in a wide mouthed jar.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
Pete has gone up with some of the boys to cut out a bunch of beef-cattle.
"Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party" by C. E. Jacobs
Dey cooked up washpots full of lamb, kid, pork, and beef, and had collard greens dat was wu'th lookin' at.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
We killed a beef an' spent a week eatin' an' restin' up an' drinkin' real water, an' then we hit north.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
I'd up and order a beef-steak this minute.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
Fry thin slices of cold roast beef, taking care not to dry them up.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
You drink your beef-tea up and I'll tell you something pretty.
"The Kitchen Cat and Other Stories" by Amy Walton
He passed through the kitchen as he went, and, picking up a quarter of beef, took it along.
"The Biography of a Grizzly" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Doesn't seem to have made the beef any tenderer, the supplies come up any quicker, the Q.M.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
Last night makes five nights I have sat up with him, and he has got so he can eat beef tea and crackers.
"The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 - 1883" by George W. Peck
A dish made of pounded biscuit and salt beef cut into small pieces, boiled up with seasoning.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Carl got down most of his beef stew, attacked and gave up a chunk of hard boiled potato, and lighted a cheap Virginia cigarette.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
For seven or eight pounds of beef, cut up about a quarter of a pound of butter.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
On the left side, as I strolled along, I see a big butcher shop, with hull sides of beef, mutton, pork, hams, chickens, etc., hangin' up.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
Expensive to keep up in velvet and satin, not to speak of mutton and beef.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Keep the beef hot, and send it up (as a remove to the soup) with finely-chopped parsley sprinkled on the top, and a sauce-boat of No.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Spread this forcemeat upon the slices of beef, and roll them up in the form of sausages.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Wrap bread in a moist cloth to prevent drying up; {152} bacon and dried or chipped beef in wax paper.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Eating mashed potatoes too, and celery, and roast beef, to keep up that magnificent physique of hers!
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
Num-ber three was young Long-snout Who ate up the beef.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
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In poetry:

Though plied with hardbake, beef and beer,
He showed no wish to sup:
The neatest riddles they could ask,
He always gave them up.
"Of The Dangers Attending Altruism On The High Seas." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Whan big penny weddin's were held in the hoose,
O! then Luckie Gairner grew cantie an' crouse;
She dish'd up the kail, wi' the tatties an' beef;
An' 'mang toddy brewers she aye was the chief.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
And what do you eat in the mess there compounded?
For roast beef, the gravy the soap-man should claim--
The soup some odd things might turn up if sounded,
And other "made-dishes" might turn up the same.
"Nothing To Eat" by Horatio Alger Jr
The old mess box built in her back, is still standin'.
But the canvas is gone that we put on her bows.
Each year she went out fer the round up and brandin',
And came back from the beef hunt along with the snows.
"The Chuck Wagon" by Bruce Kiskaddon
Well, peace to her ashes; what signifies grief?
She roasted red veal, and she powder'd lean beef;
Full nicely she knew to cook up a fine dish,
For tough were her pullets and tender her fish.
Derry down, down, hey derry down.
"Down-Hall. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior

In news:

New Grant Intended To Beef Up Training For Workers At Some Ventura County Businesses.
Apple works on ways to beef up face detection.
CHARLES SCHAEFER Dress up your bottom line to beef up your asking price.
IGs tell managers, employees to beef up fight against workplace fraud.
Ascena will beef up its e-commerce fulfillment center in Indiana.
Manitoba needs to beef up conflict-of-interest laws.
Romney needs to beef up his speeches and his message.
Warm up with a bowl of beef and black bean chili—the perfect fall dinner.
Bountiful council beefs up utility's inventory.
The main ingredient required for this cut of beef is time – up to 10 hours depending on the size of the brisket .
NewEgg will help you beef up your HTPC's video attributes with this low-price, multi-handling video card .
Amazon is slowly but surely beefing up its Prime service.
Officials move to beef up air cargo screening.
Fitger's Brewhouse Beefs up Menu with "In-the-Family" Highland Cattle .
The economies of those two small cities between San Diego and Phoenix have been surging the past several years, partly because the federal government is creating jobs by beefing up border security.
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In science:

Now one just beefs up the lower tail of P so that, along a deterministic subsequence nk → ∞, we have ℓn = o(log λn ).
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
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