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    beef up

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
    The German government decided Sunday to beef up payments to the long-term unemployed by 5 euros a month.

    beef up = enhance, strengthen, support (people, facilities , etc.) to expand, intensify

    We need new young soldiers to beef up the army.

    We can't print your article as it is; could you try to beef it up a bit?

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: beef up

    Your examples are correct.

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