beef up

(redirected from beefing up)

beef up

To increase something, often in strength. With all these protestors here, we definitely need to beef up security. My boyfriend has been going to the gym every day for months in hopes of beefing up his frame. We need to beef up our services in order to rival our competitors' more comprehensive offerings.
See also: beef, up

beef something up

to add strength or substance to something. Let's beef this music up with a little more on the drums. They beefed up the offer with another thousand dollars.
See also: beef, up

beef up

Strengthen, reinforce, as in Mary wants us to beef up her part in the play. This phrase relies on an older slang sense of beef as "muscles" or "power." [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: beef, up

beef up

v.
1. To cause someone or something to become bigger, stronger, or bulkier: You should beef up your travel report with more descriptions of what you saw. The soup tastes good, but we could beef it up by adding some spices.
2. To become bigger, stronger, or bulkier: The actor beefed up over a couple of months so that he could play the part of a boxer.
See also: beef, up

beef something up

tv. to add strength or substance to something. They beefed up the offer with another thousand dollars.
See also: beef, something, up
References in periodicals archive ?
Top chef Dean says he'll be beefing up his gratitude as he prepares a special dinner for fiancee Isabela and baby Felix NOTHING says "I love you" quite like treating the special woman in your life to a sumptuous meal on Mother's Day.
Banks are also beefing up partnerships with financial-technology start-ups or pursuing outright acquisitions to counter the threat from Amazon.
* Beefing Up New Zealand in Taiwan Christina Tsai GolinHarris Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
You're ending up with an edge, a core and a backbone." Not every switch vendor accepts this terminology, but all of them are beefing up their high-end products to contain more and more levels of intelligence.
Under "orange" alert and amid the continuing war in Iraq, landlords are beefing up already-tight security measures at their properties, banning everything from personal food deliveries (deliveries must be left at the lobby) to visitors without photo ID.
The smaller package allows designers to enhance durability by beefing up hubs, seals and mating components.
MCI responded by beefing up security, changing password procedures, and training employees in security procedures, says Stephen Von Rump, vice president of data services marketing.
That's because - as everyone from Hillary to the AARP has agreed - the keys to repairing health care are eliminating waste, creating better "management" of health care resources, and beefing up emphasis on preventive care through HMOs and cooperative systems.
In response to these sorts of pressures, gauge suppliers have had to broaden product lines by adding new sensors, developing more automatic calibration routines, and beefing up documentation capabilities.