Definition of Fatten up

1. Verb. Make fat or plump. "We will plump out that poor starving child"

Exact synonyms: Fat, Fatten, Fatten Out, Fill Out, Flesh Out, Plump, Plump Out
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Entails: Feed, Give
Derivative terms: Fat, Fat



Definition of Fatten up

1. Verb. (transitive) To cause to gain weight by means of feeding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fatten Up

fatsi
fatsia
fatsias
fatso
fatsoes
fatsos
fatstock
fatstocks
fatsuit
fatsuits
fatted
fatten
fatten out
fatten up (current term)
fattened
fattener
fatteners
fattening
fatteningly
fattens
fatter
fattest
fattie
fattier
fatties
fattiest
fattily
fattiness

Literary usage of Fatten up

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1893)
"Wo make butter and cheese, and we fatten up our poultry, and then we go to market and sell our butter, cheese, and poultry." "Well," said Hieronymus ..."

2. Agriculture for Young Folks: Prepared Especially for Teaching Elementary by Archie Dell Wilson, Eva Ward Wilson (1910)
"If she hate raised but one litter, which is the practice on most farms, she will have had the whole fall to fatten up, and very little grain ..."

3. The Modern English Verb-adverb Combination by Arthur Garfield Kennedy (1920)
"... dust up, fatten up, fit up, fix' up 'to adorn,' flesh up 'to put on flesh,' flush up, fluster up, freeze up (but thaw out), freshen up, ..."

4. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1854)
"But there was to be a cattle fair at Avranches, and he needed a barren cow to fatten up and salt for the winter's provisions. Accordingly, the large-boned ..."

5. Marvels of the New West: A Vivid Portrayal of the Stupendous Marvels in the by William Makepeace Thayer (1887)
"... hold their wn on the grass, and fatten up very fast as soon as the green grass jmes in the spring. Those that are used in the winter require jme grain. ..."

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