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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FATTEN

He began to joke, and told his brother that he would undertake to fatten him.

But the principal use to which we put them is to fatten our pigs.

Are men who have these institutions only to eat and fatten like beasts?

As for me, I am over-young to break my neck and be left on the mountain-side to fatten crows.

Fatten them up well, and the foreigners will give me good prices.'

If I cannot share the bed of roses, I can at least fatten on the smell.

Quite convinced that I haven't hidden her away to fatten for my breakfast?

The ill humour that dries up my dear master seems to fatten his dear pupil.

Of course he'll want Atland emaciated to fatten Haxard, as he calls it.

You have conquered us but we have taught a lesson to the men who fatten on our suffering.'

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from fat + -en (1). Related: Fattened. The earlier verb was simply fat (Old English fættian "to become fat, fatten"); e.g. fatted calf.

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