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Etymology

From Old French boef (ox) (modern French: bœuf); presumably from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] bos (ox).

A chunk of beef.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
beef

Plural
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beef ({{{1}}})
  1. (uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull or other bovine.
    I hate eating beef.
  2. (countable) Would be "a side of beef". A chunk, cut or piece not being the whole piece, cf ham.
  3. (archaic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A generic term for a cow or bull.
    Do you want to raise beeves?
  4. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a complaint or disagreement
    He has a beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.

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Verb

Infinitive
to beef

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to beef (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To complain.
  2. (transitive) To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.
    Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.

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Dutch

Verb

beef

  1. First person singular of beven (to tremble)
  2. Singular imperative of beven
    Sidder ende beef!

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