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buffet

noun [C] uk   /ˈbʊf.eɪ/ us    /bəˈfeɪ/
a meal where people serve themselves different types of usually cold food: Are you having a sit-down meal or a buffet at the wedding? UK a restaurant in a station, where food and drinks can be bought and eaten

buffet

verb [T] uk   /ˈbʌf.ɪt/ us  
(of wind, rain, etc.) to hit something repeatedly and with great force: The little boat was buffeted mercilessly by the waves.
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