fat|ten

fat|ten
fat|ten «FAT uhn», transitive verb.
1. Also, fatten up. to make fat; feed (animals) for market: »

The farmer fattened his pigs for market.

2. to make productive; enrich (soil).
3. Figurative. to fill or build up; increase in size: »

to fatten one's income or stock.

4. (in poker) to put more chips in (a pot); sweeten.
–v.i.
to become fat: »

The pigs fattened on corn. The meanest worm That…fattens on the dead (Shelley).

fat´ten|er, noun.

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