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fat

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1 individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class
  • makers of fine wine will pay very high prices for grapes that are the fat of the harvest

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2 the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed
  • claimed that there was absolutely no fat in the military's budget

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3 the condition of having an excess of body fat
  • there's a definite predisposition for fat on his wife's side of the family

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2 containing or seeming to contain the greatest quantity or number possible
  • the lake is so fat with trout that you probably could catch fish with a bare hook

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3 having a greater than usual measure across
  • a set of fat encyclopedia volumes took up the whole shelf

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4 having or being of relatively great depth or extent from one surface to its opposite
  • the splendid sight of a fat, juicy steak cooked to perfection

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6 yielding a profit
  • the highly sought-after baseball player signed a fat contract that set a record for the major leagues

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7 having goods, property, or money in abundance
  • while others suffered and sacrificed, the war profiteers grew fat

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“Fat.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fat. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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