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Nato is being buffeted by destabilising forces from within and without. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We sat down and were at once buffeted with food and drink. The Crossing-Place (1993)The country is buffeted by oligarchs and their nets of businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Three vegetarian buffet meals a day are included. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We met in a crowded and very noisy room at a buffet lunch. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Once he bought us both a bacon sandwich in the buffet car. The Sun (2011)The buffet table at this grand old hotel groans under the weight of local specialities. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And there were days when there was no food in the buffet car. The Sun (2009)Many people are in acute difficulty who have worked hard yet find themselves buffeted by financial forces outside their control. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Bet the buffet car was busy. The Sun (2013)In the hotel buffet, a woman sat with a hairy chin propped in her palm. The Crossing-Place (1993)The 24-hour all you can eat buffet offered comedians almost as much scope as the passengers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In one you hit something hard, as a boat is buffeted at sea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The restaurant serves three buffet meals a day and you can go all-inclusive. The Sun (2011) Lunch was a buffet affair, with players coming and going. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I followed the lights to the buffet carriage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And how poignant to reflect on Bell enduring a complex and messy time at the hotel buffet these past weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The buffet is now open! The Sun (2014)Arthur Ashe Stadium is deluged by rain and buffeted by gale force winds. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet if you're not like that, you just get buffeted around. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'buffet'
British English: buffet /ˈbʊfeɪ/ NOUN
A buffet is a meal of cold food at a special occasion. Guests usually help themselves to the food.
...a buffet lunch.
- American English: buffet meal
- Arabic: سُفْرَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: bufê
- Chinese: 自助餐
- Croatian: bife
- Czech: bufet
- Danish: buffet
- Dutch: buffet
- European Spanish: bufé
- Finnish: seisova pöytä
- French: buffet repas
- German: Büffet
- Greek: μπουφές
- Italian: buffet
- Japanese: ビュッフェ
- Korean: 뷔페
- Norwegian: buffet
- Polish: bufet
- European Portuguese: buffet
- Romanian: bufet
- Russian: фуршет
- Spanish: bufé
- Swedish: buffé
- Thai: อาหารที่ลูกค้าบริการตัวเอง
- Turkish: açık büfe
- Ukrainian: буфет
- Vietnamese: tiệc tự chọn
British English: buffet VERB
If something is buffeted by strong winds or by stormy seas, it is repeatedly struck or blown around by them.
Their plane had been severely buffeted by storms.
Definition of buffet from the Collins English Dictionary
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