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English verb: beef up

1. beef up (change) make strong or stronger

SamplesThis exercise will strengthen your upper body.
Strengthen the relations between the two countries.

Synonymsfortify, strengthen

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)batten, batten, batten down, brace, brace up, buttress, confirm, reenforce, reinforce, restrengthen, ruggedise, ruggedize, secure, stabilise, stabilize, steady, substantiate, undergird, vitalise, vitalize



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