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"buffet" in British English

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buffetnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʊf.eɪ/  us   /bəˈfeɪ/
a ​meal where ​peopleserve themselves different ​types of ​food: Are you having a ​sit-downmeal or a buffet at the ​wedding? UK a ​restaurant in a ​station, where ​food and ​drinks can be ​bought and ​eaten

buffetverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈbʌf.ɪt/
(of ​wind, ​rain, etc.) to ​hit something ​repeatedly and with ​greatforce: The little ​boat was buffeted ​mercilessly by the ​waves.
(Definition of buffet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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buffetnoun [C]

 us   /bəˈfeɪ, bu-/
a ​meal where ​peopleserve themselves ​food that is ​arranged on a ​table: Will it be a buffet or a sit-down ​meal?

buffetverb [T]

 us   /ˈbʌf·ɪt/
to ​hit something or someone ​repeatedly and, usually, hard: Many ​fiercestorms had buffeted the ​coast before, but this one was ​worse than ​usual.
(Definition of buffet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “buffet”
in Korean 뷔페…
in Arabic بوفيه…
in Malaysian pukulan…
in French claque…
in Russian шведский стол…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自助餐, (車站的)餐館,速食部…
in Italian rinfresco, buffet…
in Turkish açık büfe…
in Polish bufet…
in Spanish bofetada…
in Vietnamese cú đấm…
in Portuguese bufê…
in Thai การตีด้วยมือหรือต่อย…
in German der Faustschlag…
in Catalan bufet…
in Japanese ビュッフェ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自助餐, (车站的)餐馆,快餐部…
in Indonesian pukulan…
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