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English definition of “buffet”

buffet

verb [T]     /ˈbʌf.ɪt/
(of wind, rain, etc.) to hit something repeatedly and with great force: The little boat was buffeted mercilessly by the waves.Wind and windsStormy weatherHitting against objects accidentally and colliding
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