View Poll Results: They beefed ____ the figures to make them look better.

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Thread: Beef

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
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    Sexed up has been popular these days. :wink:

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    They beefed up the figures to make them look better.


    To beef up =to make something look stronger or more solid

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    I think "up"
    but tell us which is the right answer!! (:

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    Men can "beef up" their muscles by going to the gym on a regular basis.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Fieldmouse View Post
    Men can "beef up" their muscles by going to the gym on a regular basis.






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    Then they will look beefy.

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    beef somethingup (informal) to make something bigger, better, more interesting, etc.: Security has been beefed up for the royal visit. They’re taking on more workers to beef up production.

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    Beefed Up -- to make something bigger, better and stronger...

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    Default Re: Beef

    "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?

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