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2 definitions found
 for beef up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  beef up
      v 1: make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen
           your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two
           countries" [syn: strengthen, beef up, fortify] [ant:
           weaken]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "beef up":
     accelerate, aggrandize, aggravate, augment, blow up, boost, brace,
     brace up, buttress, case harden, complicate, concentrate, condense,
     confirm, consolidate, deepen, double, enhance, enlarge, exacerbate,
     exaggerate, expand, extend, fortify, gird, harden, heat up,
     heighten, hop up, hot up, intensify, invigorate, jazz up, key up,
     magnify, make complex, multiply, nerve, prop, ramify, redouble,
     refresh, reinforce, reinvigorate, restrengthen, sharpen, shore up,
     soup up, steel, step up, stiffen, strengthen, support, sustain,
     temper, toughen, triple, undergird, whet
  
  

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