fatten sb/sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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fatten sb/sth up

phrasal verb with fatten uk   /ˈfæt.ən/  us   /ˈfæt̬-/ verb
to give an ​animal or a ​thinperson a lot of ​food so that they ​becomefatter: 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)
Translations of “fatten sb/sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使长胖,使长肥, 给…育肥…
in Turkish semirtmek, iyi beslemek, şişmanlatmak…
in Russian откармливать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使長胖,使長肥, 給…育肥…
in Polish utuczyć kogoś/coś…
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