Definition of fatten in English:


Line breaks: fat¦ten
Pronunciation: /ˈfat(ə)n


Make or become fat or fatter: [with object]: he could do with some good food to fatten him up [no object]: Irish cattle fatten up quickly
More example sentences
  • But can the world's No. 1 food colossus fatten up its profits as it slashes costs?
  • Is it inconceivable that some mergers may have been instigated and consummated in order to fatten up major credit unions in readiness for demutualisation?
  • The farm, which would breed and fatten up to 150,000 hogs annually for slaughter, would have made the facility one of Alberta's largest hog operations.
make fat/fatter, feed up, feed, build up;
put on weight, gain weight, get heavier, grow fat/fatter, get fat, flesh out, fill out;
thicken, widen, broaden, expand, spread out

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