batten down

phrasal verb
battened down; battening down; battens down

Definition of batten down

1 : to prepare for possible trouble or difficulty People are battening down in preparation for a fierce storm.
2 : to tie, close, or cover (something) in order to prevent it from moving or becoming damaged Everything on the ship's deck was battened down.

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“Batten down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/batten%20down. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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