Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: fatten
IPA transcription: [f'ætən]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fatten, fat, flesh_out, fill_out, plump, plump_out, fatten_out, fatten_up
    Meaning: make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
Usage examples
  • Often it is given to ducks and fowl to fatten them, and sometimes it is put into the curry pot.
  • That such persons, who fatten on the calamities of their country, will ever embrace any effectual measure for bringing them to a period, or insuring final success to the war, cannot reasonably be expected.
  • Those who have adopted a life of seclusion from sudden and overstrained enthusiasm, or in hasty resentment of some disappointment or mortification, are very miserable. The quickness of sensation soon returns, and like the wilder animals in a menagerie, they are restless under confinement, while others muse or fatten in cells of no larger dimensions than theirs."