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Beef vs. Mutton

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Beefnoun

(uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull, or other bovine.

‘I love eating beef.’;

Muttonnoun

The flesh of sheep used as food.

Beefnoun

The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).

‘lean finely textured beef’; ‘boneless lean beef trimmings’;

Muttonnoun

(archaic) A sheep.

Beefnoun

(uncountable) Bovine animals.

Muttonnoun

Em, a unit of measurement equal to the height of the type in use.

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Beefnoun

A single bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.

‘Do you want to raise beeves?’;

Muttonnoun

A prostitute.

Beefnoun

Muscle or musculature; size, strength or potency.

‘Put some beef into it! We've got to get the car over the bump.’; ‘We've got to get some beef into the enforcement provisions of that law.’;

Muttonnoun

(historical) An old Anglo-French gold coin impressed with the image of a lamb.

Beefnoun

Essence, content; the important part of a document or project.

‘The beef of his paper was a long rant about government.’;

Muttonadjective

(Cockney rhyming slang) deaf.

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Beefnoun

A grudge; dislike (of something or someone); lack of faith or trust (in something or someone); a reason for a dislike or grudge. (often + with)

‘He's got a beef with everyone in the room.’; ‘He's got beef over what you said.’; ‘Remember what happened last fall? That's his beef with me.’;

Muttonnoun

A sheep.

‘Not so much ground as will feed a mutton.’; ‘Muttons, beeves, and porkers are good old words for the living quadrupeds.’;

Beefverb

(intransitive) To complain.

Muttonnoun

The flesh of a sheep.

‘The fat of roasted mutton or beef.’;

Beefverb

(transitive) To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.

‘Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.’;

Muttonnoun

A loose woman; a prostitute.

‘I willingly return to my muttons.’;

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Beefverb

To fart; break wind.

‘Ugh, who just beefed in here?’;

Muttonnoun

meat from a mature domestic sheep

Beefverb

To feud or hold a grudge against.

‘Those two are beefing right now - best you stay out of it for now.’;

Muttonnoun

the square of a body of any size of type

Beefverb

To cry

‘David was beefing last night after Ruth told him off’;

Beefadjective

Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.

‘We bought three beef calves this morning.’;

Beefadjective

Producing or known for raising lots of beef.

‘beef farms’; ‘beef country’;

Beefadjective

Consisting of or containing beef as an ingredient.

‘beef stew’;

Beefnoun

An animal of the genus Bos, especially the common species, Bos taurus, including the bull, cow, and ox, in their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for food.

‘A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine.’;

Beefnoun

The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal, when slaughtered for food.

Beefnoun

Applied colloquially to human flesh.

Beefadjective

Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef.

Beefnoun

cattle that are reared for their meat

Beefnoun

meat from an adult domestic bovine

Beefnoun

informal terms for objecting;

‘I have a gripe about the service here’;

Beefverb

complain;

‘What was he hollering about?’;

Beefnoun

the flesh of a cow, bull, or ox, used as food

‘beef cattle’; ‘there was the smell of roast beef’;

Beefnoun

a cow, bull, or ox fattened for its meat

‘a beef sent to the abattoir’;

Beefnoun

flesh with well-developed muscle

‘he needs a little more beef on his bones’;

Beefnoun

strength or power

‘he was brought in to give the team more beef’;

Beefnoun

the substance of a matter

‘it's more a sketch than a policy—where's the beef?’;

Beefnoun

a complaint or grievance

‘he has a beef with education: it doesn't teach the basics of investing’;

Beefnoun

a criminal charge

‘getting caught with pot in the sixties was a narco beef’;

Beefverb

complain

‘he was beefing about how the recession was killing the business’;

Beef

Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle, particularly skeletal muscle. Humans have been eating beef since prehistoric times.

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