fatten up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fatten up make fat or plump "We will plump out that poor starving child"
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Usage

In literature:

Their pigs also had multiplied exceedingly, and many had been put up to fatten, ready to be killed and salted down.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
Their pigs also had multiplied exceedingly, and many had been put up to fatten, ready to be killed and salted down.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
We often hear of "fattening-up" geese and turkeys, but how funny it sounds to talk of fattening up a snail.
"Little Folks (October 1884)" by Various
During the latter part of November Aunt Betty had caused a half dozen of her finest turkeys to be put up to fatten.
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond
Ah'll send oor Charlie ower wi' a bit jug o' cream ivery morn, an' it'll mak the pair thing fatten up a wee.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
I doubt if there's much point in fattening it up any more.
"Beyond Lies the Wub" by Philip Kindred Dick
And after having taken her to wife, he began fattening her up as usual.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
And the new possessors did not fancy giving up the beeves which had been fattening on their ranges during all these weeks.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Bought up young lambs in Mexico, fattened them, and sold at a profit.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
They only put him here to fatten him up and eat him afterwards ...
"The Pond" by Carl Ewald
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In poetry:

Of the moon, manes to the wind,
Tireless, tied, as a moon-bound sea
Moves on its root. Though a mist-wraith wound
Up from the fissured valley and hung shoulder-high
Ahead, it fattened
"Hardcastle Crags" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

So how about goose fattened up with two years' worth of discarded Dunkin' Donuts.
The belt-tightening is fattening up Concur Technologies.
Estrogen is pumped into our livestock to make them grow faster and fatten them up, and phyto- estrogens are in our foods such as soy.
Fall season means fish are ready to fatten up.
Eat, drink and not fatten up.
Fall season means fish are ready to fatten up .
Eat, drink and not fatten up .
Pigs at Virginia Tech Swine Center are fattened up.
Researchers at Virginia Tech are fattening up pigs on purpose but not to make sausage or pork chops.
Casey Anthony fattening up as she prepares to leave country.
'Tis the season for fattening up.
The fall shoulder season is here, and all around us, everyone is fattening up.
Many of these birds stage at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, spending several weeks fattening up for the remainder of their trip south.
BancorpSouth is banking on the insurance side of its financial services business to further fatten up non-interest revenues.
Scientists have come up with an idea that will make healthy foods taste as good as their fattening counterparts.
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In science:

Since every compactly embedded Borel can be fattened up to an open B ⊂⊂ D, local extinction follows by comparison. (b) Assume now that λc > 0.
Branching diffusions, superdiffusions and random media
The categorically minded reader will notice that these maps should be viewed as the unit and counit of an adjunction fattened up by the bar construction.
The construction of $E_{\infty}$ ring spaces from bipermutative categories
They prove that, up to choose suitable u0 , fattening may occur for arbitrary t > 0, i.e., the front may develop an interior.
Short Time Uniqueness Results for Solutions of Nonlocal and Non-monotone Geometric Equations
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