beefed-up beefed-up

Definition(s):

  • (adj) made greater or stronger

Usage(s):

  1. It's designed to marry a more robust military campaign against Taliban forces on the ground with beefed-up protection of Afghan civilians.
  2. Westwood got its beefed-up patrols, authorities say, because of the many well-heeled shoppers and tourists drawn there.

News

  1. Steamboat Days heats up the Peoria riverfront

    Steamboat Days Festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the Peoria riverfront, and attractions include everything from live music to lumberjack events and a beefed-up carnival. “We’re really trying to emphasize that there are games, rides and food for people of all ages,” said Ted Sumner, co-chair of the event organized by Peoria Area Community Events. “There’s going to be something for ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

  2. Officials ramp up security efforts, post-Boston bombing

    Because of the Boston Marathon bombings, Red White & Boom! will have a beefed-up security detail.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: This Week Dublin

  3. Near unanimous vote puts 'Wallflower' back in Glen Ellyn classrooms

    After weeks of debate, Glen Ellyn’s school board members voted Monday 6 to 1 in favor of allowing "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" book back into eighth-grade classrooms with a beefed-up process for giving parents more control over what their kids are reading.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

Quotes

  • "I've instructed that there be beefed-up inspection and beefed-up verification, that pumps are honest and accurate," Prentice said Monday. "All consumers in this country need to know that when they go to gas up their vehicles that the pumps...
    on May 12, 2008 By: Jim Prentice Source: Canada.com

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