From Middle English ).
Any of many swimming, often edible crustaceans, chiefly of the infraorder Caridea or the suborder Dendrobranchiata, with slender legs, long whiskers and a long abdomen.
* 1851 , "A Lady of Charleston" (Sarah Rutledge), The Carolina Housewife , 2013,
* 1998 , Claude E. Boyd, Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management ,
- Butter well a deep dish, upon which place a thick layer of pounded biscuit; having picked and boiled your shrimps', put them upon the biscuit; a layer of ' shrimps , with small pieces of butter, a little pepper, mace or nutmeg.
* 2011 , Will Holtham, Home Port Cookbook: Beloved Recipes from Martha's Vineyard ,
- Shrimp' farming is in its infancy in Africa. but Asia has most of the world's ' shrimp farms.
* 2004 , Gary C. B. Poore, Shane T. Ahyong, Marine Decapod Crustacea of Southern Australia: A Guide to Identification ,
- America's favorite seafood, shrimp' has always been a big seller at the Home Port. On any given day, we usually served around 40 to 50 pounds of ' shrimp .
(uncountable) The flesh of such crustaceans.
(slang) A small, puny or unimportant person.
- Most shrimps' belong to one of several families of the Infraorder Caridea (Chapter 4). However, coral ' shrimps and Venus shrimps are so different from the rest that a separate infraorder is warranted.
To fish for shrimp .
* 1986 , The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America ,
* 1996 , Anthony V. Margavio, Caught in the Net: The Conflict Between Shrimpers and Conservationists ,
- Fishing, shrimping and crabbing are permitted on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:.
* 2007 , Jerry Wayne Caines, A Caines Family Tradition: A Native Son's Story of Fishing, Hunting and Duck Decoys in the Lowcountry ,
- Although the line is not always sharply drawn, offshore shrimping' and inshore ' shrimping require different strategies.
- There were times we shrimped' in the same boat due to breakdowns and such, but for the most part we each had our own separate boat. We started out using outboard motor boats. However, ' shrimping with an outboard is pretty hard.
Compare (etyl) , (etyl) schrumpfen.
(uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull or other bovines.
# The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).
- I love eating beef .
- lean finely textured beef
(uncountable) Bovine animals.
A single bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.
- boneless lean beef trimmings
a grudge (+ with )
- Do you want to raise beeves ?
- He has a beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
(slang, uncountable) muscle, size, strength
- He has beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
- Put some beef into it! We've got to get the car over the bump.
(slang, uncountable) essence, content
- We've got to get some beef into the enforcement provisions of that law.
- The beef of his paper was a long rant about government.
* (meat of a cow)
* (meat of a cow) veal
* beef jerky
* beef on weck
* beef stew
* lean finely textured beef
* boneless lean beef trimmings
* bully beef
* corned beef
* where's the beef?
To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.
(slang) To fart.
- Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.
(slang) To feud.
- Ugh, who just beefed in here?
(intransitive, chiefly, Yorkshire) To cry
- Those two are beefing right now - best you stay out of it for now.
- David was beefing last night after Ruth told him off
* beef up
* beef out
Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.
Producing]] or known for raising lots of [[#Noun, beef.
- We bought three beef calves this morning.
- beef farms
Consisting]] of or containing [[#Noun, beef as an ingredient.
- beef country
- beef stew