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fatten

verb
     
fat‧ten
1 [intransitive and transitive] to make an animal become fatter so that it is ready to eat, or to become fat and ready to eat
2 [transitive] to make an amount larger:
These projects simply serve to fatten the pockets of developers.

fatten somebody/something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to make a person or animal fatter:
My parents are always trying to fatten me up.

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