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beefnoun

 us   /bif/

beef noun (MEAT)

[U] the flesh of cattle eaten as meat: a roast beef sandwich

beef noun (COMPLAINT)

[C] slang a complaint: My beef is, how come I’m not making as much as you?

beefverb [I]

 us   /bif/ slang

beef verb [I] (COMPLAIN)

to complain: Stop beefing about having to work late – you’re not the only one.
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Translations of “beef”
in Arabic لَحْم البَقَر…
in Korean 소고기…
in Malaysian daging lembu…
in French boeuf…
in Turkish sığır eti…
in Italian manzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肉, 牛肉…
in Russian говядина…
in Polish wołowina…
in Vietnamese thịt bò…
in Spanish carne de vaca…
in Portuguese carne de vaca/boi…
in Thai เนื้อวัว…
in German das Rindfleisch…
in Catalan carn de bou o vedella…
in Japanese 牛肉…
in Indonesian daging sapi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肉, 牛肉…
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