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)
- fatted calf,
- fatted calf, kill the,
- fatty acid
Origin of fatten
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