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verb as in fasten securely

verb as in grow fat

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It was a gloomy evening in April 2021, and I was battening down my mental hatches against whispers insisting the persistent full-body ache I’d begun to feel was the infamous new coronavirus.

As a foreign correspondent in Taiwan, I watched in shock as Taipei battened down the hatches during a recent drill.

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We’re in a very different space at IGLTA than a year ago when we were battening down the hatches and not really knowing what was going to happen.

The stretchy, nose-high collar helps batten down the hatches when things get windy.

He should make one stop in Michigan to batten it down (Wisconsin looks safe, as does Pennsylvania), and maybe New Hampshire.

Pity the poor Zanesvillians who had to batten down the hatches to avoid being eaten by the 18 free-roaming Bengal tigers.

Home, there hear that my Lady Batten had given my wife a visit (the first that ever she made her), which pleased me exceedingly.

Then to supper at Sir W. Batten's again, where my wife by chance fell down and hurt her knees exceedingly.

Here we sat late, and so home to bed, having got my Lady Batten to give me a spoonful of honey for my cold.

Rider told the first of his own knowledge; and both he and Sir W. Batten confirm the last.

All the morning at the office, Sir W. Batten being come to town last night.


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On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to batten, such as: fix, secure, tie, tighten, board up, and clamp down.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.