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Meaning of fatten

fat•ten

Pronunciation: (fat'n), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to make fat.
  2. to feed (animals) abundantly before slaughter.
  3. to enrich: to fatten the soil; to fatten one's pocketbook.
    1. Poker.to increase the number of chips in (a pot).
    2. Pinochle.to play a card that scores high on (a trick) expected to be taken by a partner.
—v.i.
  1. to grow fat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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