Definition of beef verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

beef

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//biːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biːf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beef
BrE BrE//biːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biːf//
 
he / she / it beefs
BrE BrE//biːfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biːfs//
 
past simple beefed
BrE BrE//biːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biːft//
 
past participle beefed
BrE BrE//biːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biːft//
 
-ing form beefing
BrE BrE//ˈbiːfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːfɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] beef (about somebody/something) (informal) to complain a lot about somebody/something Don't just beef about it—do something! Word Origin Middle English: from Old French boef, from Latin bos, bov- ‘ox’. Phrasal Verbsbeef somethingup
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