- Poker. to increase the number of chips in (a pot).
- Pinochle. to play a card that scores high on (a trick) expected to be taken by a partner.
OTHER WORDS FROM fattenfat·ten·a·ble, adjectivefat·ten·er, nouno·ver·fat·ten, verb (used with object)
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The big bet of One Medical and companies like it is that greater spending on primary care will fatten their bottom lines while reducing overall health costs for their clients.Can a subscription model fix primary care in the U.S.?|Bernard J. Wolfson|June 3, 2021|Washington Post
All told, the upgrades have cut the building’s energy usage by about 40%, saved its owners more than $4 million every year and played a part in attracting high-value tenants that have fattened the building’s bottom line.The Empire State Building's Green Retrofit Was a Success. Will Other Buildings Follow Suit?|Alejandro de la Garza|May 10, 2021|Time
So long as the tax cuts kept flowing, the only “speech” that corporations engaged in came from their wallets, which in turn were fattened by those tax cuts.Republicans are learning that there’s more to capitalism than tax cuts|Catherine Rampell|April 8, 2021|Washington Post
Those early programs fostered hunting opportunities, but raising birds in covered pens where they were safe from predation and fattened up on easy, rich food sources didn’t exactly produce good fliers.How Non-Native Pheasants Protect American Biodiversity|Wes Siler|April 1, 2021|Outside Online
We should judge innovators not on whether they fatten our wallets, but whether their products enrich our lives.Never Mind Inequality: Silicon Valley Enriches All of Our Lives|Gregory Ferenstein|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Drug Enforcement Administration partners with local police forces to fatten budgets with seizures from dealers.Whitney Houston Death: How Sane Drug Laws May Have Prevented It|Mansfield Frazier|February 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So where are the angry headlines and government initiatives to fatten up our jockeys?
Past thirty all men begin to dry up or fatten, and he was certainly a lean person.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
There is no more depraved class of people in the world than those human vultures who fatten on the shame of innocent young girls.
He also observed the disposition to fatten in individuals, and used only such as were conspicuous in this respect.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
I would deplete the government—forage, as it were, on the enemy—thereby to fatten my purse.The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2|Various
Why that wordIs rich in promise, in the action bankrupt.What faculty of mine, save dream-fed pride,Can these things fatten?The Saint's Tragedy|Charles Kingsley