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batten1

bat·ten1

batten1

pronunciation:
bae tn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: battened, battening, battens
definition 1: to grow fat; thrive.
definition 2: to prosper, esp. at the expense of others.
Big business is battening on tax cuts.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to grow by feeding.
similar words:
fat