HyperDic: beef_up

English > 1 sense of the expression beef up:
VERBchangebeef up, strengthen, fortifymake strong or stronger
English > beef up: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningmake strong or stronger.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsstrengthen, fortify
Cause tostrengthengain strength
NarrowerbattenSecure with battens
batten, batten down, secureFurnish with battens
brace, steady, stabilize, stabilisesupport or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace / brace
buttressmake stronger or defensible
confirmmake more firm
reinforce, reenforcemake stronger
restrengthenmake strong again
ruggedize, ruggediseproduce in a version designed to withstand rough usage
substantiatesolidify, firm, or strengthen
undergird, brace upmake secure underneath
vitalize, vitalisemake more lively or vigorous
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishconsolidar, fortalecer, reforzar
Catalanconsolidar, enfortir, reforçar

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