Definition of fatten in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfatn/


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.
make fat/fatter, feed (up), build up
put on weight, gain weight, get heavier, grow fatter, fill out

Words that rhyme with fatten

baton, batten, flatten, harmattan, Manhattan, Mountbatten, paten, patten, pattern, platen, Saturn, slattern

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Syllabification: fat·ten

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