verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for fatten
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?
We breed and fatten a large number of pigs on the clearings round the shanty.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)|William Delisle Hay
He was allowed to build a pen for it and raise and fatten it for killing.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
The alluvial deposit from primeval lakes contributed to fatten the soil of other parts of the prairies.The Frontier in American History|Frederick Jackson Turner
And I wouldn't be put off or placated by a chance to fatten my own bank roll.North of Fifty-Three|Bertrand W. Sinclair
As he is doomed to be slaughtered at Charleston it is good policy to fatten him meantime.Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2)|William H. Herndon