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English definition of “beef”

beef

noun  /bif/ us  

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?

beef

verb [I]  /bif/ slang us  

beef verb [I] (COMPLAIN)

to complain: Stop beefing about having to work late – you’re not the only one.
Phrasal verbs
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