Make or become fat or fatter: [with object] he could do with some good food to fatten him up [no object]: These cattle fatten up quickly. figurative this may fatten their profits
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- 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.