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Fatten up   /fˈætən əp/   Listen
Fatten up

verb
1.
Make fat or plump.  Synonyms: fat, fatten, fatten out, fill out, flesh out, plump, plump out.






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"Fatten up" Quotes from Famous Books



... come all the way to Washington, D.C. in order to increase your weight?" he asked. "That certainly would make a full-page story for a Sunday paper. Think of anybody's coming to Washington to fatten up! Why, when I come down here to regulate these committees, I lose a pound ...
— The Slim Princess • George Ade

... fit enough to look at; then they become of a dirty grey colour, and then change to black by July, when they cast their spawn. After this it takes them two months to get well again, and they ought to have another month to fatten up, which brings us to October. It always makes me angry-like when I see people eating oysters in August; but there are poachers at all times ready to fish them up; and there would be many more if they were not sharply looked after. It is a curious fact, that while the beds on the coast ...
— A Yacht Voyage Round England • W.H.G. Kingston



Words linked to "Fatten up" :   feed, alter, give, modify, change



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