Sexed up has been popular these days. :wink:Quote:
Originally Posted by tdol
They beefed up the figures to make them look better.
To beef up =to make something look stronger or more solid
I think "up"
but tell us which is the right answer!! (:
Men can "beef up" their muscles by going to the gym on a regular basis.
http://www.oup.com/images/elt/oald7/pvsym.gifbeef somethinghttp://www.oup.com/images/elt/oald7/pvarr.gifup (informal) to make something bigger, better, more interesting, etc.: Security has been beefed up for the royal visit. http://www.oup.com/images/elt/oald7/xsym.gif They’re taking on more workers to beef up production.
Beefed Up -- to make something bigger, better and stronger...
"They beefed up the figures to make them look better." sounds like they were cooking the book. But if "beef up" merely means "boost up". The sentence should have meant that they are working hard to make the figures look better. Which one do you prefer?