Beefed-up



strengthened or reinforced.
Contemporary Examples

But the laws are weighted against the writer in the European Union with its beefed-up privacy laws.
My Banned Book Charles Laurence February 15, 2010

Historical Examples

They believe,” said Baird, “that they can handle the Niccola with their beefed-up tractor beams.
The Aliens Murray Leinster

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