What does beefed up mean?

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  1. past participle of beef up
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Security was beefed up across the capital last night, especially around hotels and diplomatic missions, police said.
Several malls have beefed up security in light of the present crime climate.
Next, he beefed up the combine's frame with 6-inch I-beams placed under the existing framework.
We've got to have beefed up intelligence, including much stronger human intelligence.
So far protests from campaigners have been muted, but security around the base has been beefed up with additional police patrols.
These checkpoints were beefed up following a number of casualties, wounds and death to U.S. forces.

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