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 fattening
Put your most unflattering and fattening pictures up for all to see.An Economist's Guide to Dieting and Burning Calories|Richard B. McKenzie|December 31, 2011|DAILY BEAST
We hear that President Obama and his people have been fattening their Kindles with downloaded FDR 100-day histories.
First awoke the vague sense that I ought to be doing something; that I was not meant for the fattening of boors!Lilith|George MacDonald
It is a part of the bluff; fattening the thing a little before they barbecue it.The Grafters|Francis Lynde
But, when you took them for temporal meat and drink, they were not a fattening diet.Hope Mills|Amanda M. Douglas
The fattening of cattle is an important industry round Cholet, and horses much used for light cavalry are reared.
The rich verdure of the meadows is the visible sign of the fruitful soil beneath the fattening clouds above.Some Spring Days in Iowa|Frederick John Lazell