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Definition of buffet verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    see also buffet1Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they buffet
    he / she / it buffets
    past simple buffeted
    -ing form buffeting
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  1. 1[often passive] buffet somebody/something to knock or push someone or something roughly from side to side to be buffeted by the wind
  2. 2(figurative, formal) The nation had been buffeted by a wave of strikes.
noun [uncountable, countable, usually singular] The tiny boat was poorly equipped for the buffeting it got from the wind and the rain.
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