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buff up [phrasal verb]
buff up or buff (someone or something) up or buff up (someone or something) informal : to become stronger and more muscular or to make (someone or something) stronger and more muscular by exercising and weight lifting

She is buffing up for her role as a female boxer.

He buffed himself up by going to the gym every day.

— often used as buffed-up

buffed-up bodies

a buffed-up actor/athlete

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Main Entry:buff

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ˌbuff ˈup | ˌbuff yourself ˈup derived
(slang) to make yourself more attractive, especially by exercising in order to make your muscles bigger

He buffed up to take the role of the commando captain.

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