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biff 1

 (bĭf) Informal
tr.v. biffed, biff·ing, biffs
To strike or punch.
n.
A blow or punch.

[From English biff, interjection, probably of imitative origin.]

biff 2

 (bĭf)
n. Upper Midwest
Variant of biffy.

biff

(bɪf)
n
1. a blow with the fist
2. school slang Irish a blow to the palm of the hand with a strap or cane as a punishment
vb
(tr) to give (someone) such a blow
[C20: probably of imitative origin]

biff

(bɪf)
Slang. n.
1. a blow; punch.
v.t.
2. to hit; punch.
[1840–50, Amer.; perhaps imitative]

biff


Past participle: biffed
Gerund: biffing

Imperative
biff
biff
Present
I biff
you biff
he/she/it biffs
we biff
you biff
they biff
Preterite
I biffed
you biffed
he/she/it biffed
we biffed
you biffed
they biffed
Present Continuous
I am biffing
you are biffing
he/she/it is biffing
we are biffing
you are biffing
they are biffing
Present Perfect
I have biffed
you have biffed
he/she/it has biffed
we have biffed
you have biffed
they have biffed
Past Continuous
I was biffing
you were biffing
he/she/it was biffing
we were biffing
you were biffing
they were biffing
Past Perfect
I had biffed
you had biffed
he/she/it had biffed
we had biffed
you had biffed
they had biffed
Future
I will biff
you will biff
he/she/it will biff
we will biff
you will biff
they will biff
Future Perfect
I will have biffed
you will have biffed
he/she/it will have biffed
we will have biffed
you will have biffed
they will have biffed
Future Continuous
I will be biffing
you will be biffing
he/she/it will be biffing
we will be biffing
you will be biffing
they will be biffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been biffing
you have been biffing
he/she/it has been biffing
we have been biffing
you have been biffing
they have been biffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been biffing
you will have been biffing
he/she/it will have been biffing
we will have been biffing
you will have been biffing
they will have been biffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been biffing
you had been biffing
he/she/it had been biffing
we had been biffing
you had been biffing
they had been biffing
Conditional
I would biff
you would biff
he/she/it would biff
we would biff
you would biff
they would biff
Past Conditional
I would have biffed
you would have biffed
he/she/it would have biffed
we would have biffed
you would have biffed
they would have biffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biff - (boxing) a blow with the fistbiff - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
counterpunch, parry, counter - a return punch (especially by a boxer)
knockout punch, KO punch, Sunday punch, haymaker - a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing
hook - a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
jab - a quick short straight punch
rabbit punch - a short chopping blow to the back of the neck
sucker punch - an unexpected punch
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Verb1.biff - strike, usually with the fistbiff - strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"

biff

verb
Informal. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
Informal: bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
noun
Informal. A sudden sharp, powerful stroke:
Informal: bash, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Translations

biff

[bɪf]
A. Nbofetada f
B. VTdar una bofetada a

biff

n (inf)Stoß m, → Puff m (inf); a biff on the noseeins auf die Nase (inf)
interjbums
vt (esp Brit inf) personboxen; careine Beule fahren in (+acc); dooranschlagen; lamppostbumsen an (+acc)or gegen (inf); to biff somebody on the nosejdm eins auf die Nase geben (inf)

biff

[bɪf] n (Brit) (fam) → botta
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I smiles, an' wid that, biff biff, he lands me twice an' spills me soup.
I smiled, but with that, biff, biff, he struck me, knocking me down and spilling my flowers.
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He said his men pursued the BIFF gunmen, who retreated toward the inner portion of Datu Saudi town, and recovered 'so many IEDs, high powered firearms, ammunition, and personal belongings all stained with so much blood.
In its meeting Wednesday, the PPOC disclosed that the BIFF has taken into its ranks shabu peddlers to augment the dwindling number of its forces, while gaining an additional source of funds with profits from the sale of illegal drugs.
The BIFF wants to establish a camp there to supposedly protect the area against land grabs.
Up to then, no one could have known that Biff suffers from haemophilia, a potentially fatal condition that affects his blood's ability to clot.
Aside from Thursday's attack, Bungos led the BIFF in assaulting Army's position on Wednesday.
Selling more than 15 million records world wide, counting 20 albums under the band's belt and acting as a major influence of later heavyweight gods such as Metallica, Motley Crue and Megadeath, it has certainly been a spectacular career for Biff so far, who started out his life in what he describes as a "troglodyte house" in Honley.
Biff would become for me a friend, a mentor and a father figure.
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Biff is 34, Brick 27; Biff is ostensibly straight, while Brick is deeply conflicted about his own sexual orientation, latently gay if not a practicing homosexual.