Meaning of “fatten sb/sth up” in the English Dictionary


"fatten sb/sth up" in English

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fatten sb/sth up

phrasal verb with fatten uk /ˈfæt.ən/ us /ˈfæt̬.ən/ 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.

(Definition of “fatten sb/sth up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)