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verb [transitive] buffet pronunciation in British English /ˈbʌfɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybuffet
he/she/itbuffets
present participlebuffeting
past tensebuffeted
past participlebuffeted
  1. 1
    to keep hitting against something with a lot of force
    All night the wind and rain buffeted the sides of the tent.
  2. 2
    [usually passive] mainly literary to treat someone in a negative or unfair way

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