buf·fet2 /ˈbʌfɪt/ verb [transitiveT] 1 HITif something, especially wind, rain, or the sea, buffets something, it hits it with a lot of force 〔尤指风、雨或海浪〕猛烈袭击 London was buffeted by storms last night.
High winds buffeted the region.
2 literaryUNKIND to treat someone unkindly 打击，伤害 I was weary of being buffeted by life.
3 buffet something about phrasal verbphr v HITto move something in one direction and then another, again and again, with force 把…推来搡去，把…抛来抛去 The body was buffeted about in the waves.
buffet about• They were in control of life and never let it buffet them about. n Grammar
Buffet is often passive in meaning 1 and usually passive in meaning 2.
—buffeting noun [countableC, uncountableU]