beef

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbiːf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bif/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bēf )


Inflections of 'beef' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
beef
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Uncountable sense(s): no inflections)
beeves
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (For the adult cow)
beefs
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (For the complaint)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

beef

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [ground, hamburger, sliced] beef
  2. is (100%) [angus, organic, real] beef
  3. [American, Kobe, Canadian] beef
  4. [roast, broiled, pan seared, salt] beef
  5. cook beef [in the oven, on the fire]
  6. grass fed beef
  7. beef and [rice, lobster, broccoli]
  8. beef with [rice]
  9. beef or [chicken, pork, lobster]
  10. what's your beef?!
  11. [don't have any, have no] beef with you
  12. the [finest, cheapest, greasiest] cuts of beef
  13. he needs more beef on his [bones, muscles]
  14. give the [team, tank, argument] more beef
n as adj
  1. beef [cows, farm, country]
  2. the beef (production) industry
  3. beef [stew, hamburger, jerky, stir fry, patty, bourguignon]
  4. an all-beef [hot dog, frankfurter, patty, hamburger]
v
  1. he (has) really beefed up
  2. (needs to) beef up a bit
  3. beef up [security, sales, income]
  4. (really) beefed up [our security, the sound]
  5. beefed it up [substantially, significantly, recently, a bit]
  6. [substantially] beefed it up
  7. beef our [security] up
  8. slang: [stop, quit] beefing!
  9. slang: always beefing about [something, work]
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