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English noun: beef

1. beef (animal) cattle that are reared for their meat

Synonymsbeef cattle

Broader (hypernym)Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen

Narrower (hyponym)Aberdeen Angus, Angus, beefalo, black Angus, cattalo, Charolais, Durham, Galloway, Hereford, longhorn, Santa Gertrudis, shorthorn, Texas longhorn, whiteface

2. beef (food) meat from an adult domestic bovine


Broader (hypernym)meat

Narrower (hyponym)bully beef, corn beef, corned beef, ground beef, hamburger, pastrami

Part holonymbeef loin, cut of beef

Part meronymBos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen

3. beef (communication) informal terms for objecting

SamplesI have a gripe about the service here.

Synonymsbitch, gripe, kick, squawk

Broader (hypernym)objection

English verb: beef

1. beef (communication) complain

SamplesWhat was he hollering about?.

Synonymsbellyache, bitch, crab, gripe, grouse, holler, squawk

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off

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