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

 

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BrE BrE//ˈbʌfɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌfɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they buffet
BrE BrE//ˈbʌfɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌfɪt//
 
he / she / it buffets
BrE BrE//ˈbʌfɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌfɪts//
 
past simple buffeted
BrE BrE//ˈbʌfɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌfɪtɪd//
 
past participle buffeted
BrE BrE//ˈbʌfɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌfɪtɪd//
 
-ing form buffeting
BrE BrE//ˈbʌfɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌfɪtɪŋ//
 
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verb [often passive] buffet somebody/something to knock or push somebody/something roughly from side to side to be buffeted by the wind (figurative, formal) The nation had been buffeted by a wave of strikes. Wordfinderbreeze, buffet, calm, force, gale, gust, hurricane, prevailing, tornado, wind See related entries: Wind Word Origin Middle English: from Old French buffeter (verb), buffet (noun), diminutive of bufe ‘blow’.
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