Beef - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |biːf|  American pronunciation of the word beef
Brit.  |biːf|  British pronunciation of the word beef


- cattle that are reared for their meat
- meat from an adult domestic bovine
- informal terms for objecting (syn: bitch, gripe, kick, squawk)


- complain (syn: bellyache, bitch, crab, gripe, grouse, holler, squawk)

Extra examples

I'm not eating as much beef as I used to.

My real beef is with the organization's president, not the group itself.

She's always beefing about something.

...he tends to stand around and beef for hours about any slight, real or imagined...

We have both dairy and beef cattle on the farm.

OK, so what's the beef this time?

They're always beefing about something.

Choice beef is not as expensive as prime beef.

Space is a strange and unique item—you can't take it to a lab and analyze it like beef jerky.

I've finally found a vegetarian burger that approximates the taste of real beef.

He braised the beef in a wine sauce.

...fatty ground beef that was the cheapest available...

...the company was fined for adulterating its “all beef” frankfurters with cereal...

...he hashed some roast beef, put it in a pie shell, and topped it with a layer of mashed potatoes...

...nuggets of beef in the chow mein...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: beef
he/she/it: beefs
present participle: beefing
past tense: beefed
past participle: beefed
singular: beef
plural: beefs
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