fatten up

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Verb1.fatten up - make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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The new dot.com travel firms must convince the City, and other investors, that they can cross-sell a range of products - including car hire - to fatten up their profits.
Following in the busy footsteps of its Paramus, N.J., sibling the location's "New Year's resolution was to fatten up our January calendar." And fatten it did.
In the wild, Magellanic penguins live on the southernmost coasts of South America and migrate every fall: They set off on a 5-month-long swimfest north to warm waters off Brazil, where they fatten up on fish before swimming back home to mate and molt (shed all their feathers).
But Burger King seems to have made a concerted effort to fatten up its menu with bigger and badder versions of basic fast-food items.