fatten fatten  /ˈfæ tən/


  • (v) make fat or plump


  1. For simple security, it wanted at least a buffer strip on the rocky heights of Syria and a slice of West Jordan to fatten out its own narrow waistline.
  2. One of the biggest windfalls could come from a proposed change in the so-called carryback rule, which would fatten the tax rebate companies get when they have losses.
  3. The jackal or the hyena that invades a cemetery to fatten its own body by digging up the dead does not believe in the sanctity of the tomb.


  1. An Obesity Drug Stock to Fatten your Portfolio?

    An Obesity Drug Stock to Fatten your Portfolio?        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Land swap increases size of Game Farm Park

    The City of Auburn and the State Department of Parks recently wrapped up a land swap. Auburn came out of the deal with 4.7 additional acres of land to fatten up Game Farm Park on the City's southeast end, and the state got some commercial property the City had owned at 810 20th St. NE.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Auburn Reporter


  1. "Nothing like corporate welfare to fatten the wallets of those who already have secured great benefits through this casino gambling law," Clymer said.
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Paul Clymer Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Bob Crow, the RMT general secretary, said: "The strikes come down to one simple fact: this is a greedy company, pumped full of public subsidies who now expect their staff to take a hit on their pay and working conditions while the top bosses fatten...
    on Jul 29, 2009 By: Bob Crow Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "The list will tell us who hogged the swine funds, and if the money was indeed used to fatten some pigs or fatten someone's bank account or campaign war chest," Escudero told reporters. "Publication is the only way to know if the funds were...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Francis Escudero Source: Inquirer.net

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