fatten sb/sth up Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "fatten sb/sth up" - English Dictionary

See all translations

fatten sb/sth up

phrasal verb with fatten uk   /ˈfæt.ən/  us   /ˈfæt̬-/ verb
to give an animal or a thin person a lot of food so that they become fatter: These cattle are being fattened up for slaughter.humorous You're just trying to fatten me up.
Translations of “fatten sb/sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使長胖,使長肥, 給…育肥…
in Russian откармливать…
in Turkish semirtmek, iyi beslemek, şişmanlatmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使长胖,使长肥, 给…育肥…
in Polish utuczyć kogoś/coś…
(Definition of fatten sb/sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fatten sb/sth up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fatten sb/sth up” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Giving food to people & animals

“fatten sb/sth up”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day
post

something such as a message or picture that you publish on a website or using social media

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More