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Batten down   /bˈætən daʊn/   Listen
Batten down

verb
1.
Furnish with battens.  Synonyms: batten, secure.






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"Batten down" Quotes from Famous Books



... lightest feather of a thing that ever sat upon water. It had a complete flush deck, with only a small hatch near the bow, and this hatch it had always been our custom to batten down when about to cross the Strom, by way of precaution against the chopping seas. But for this circumstance we should have foundered at once—for we lay entirely buried for some moments. How my elder brother ...
— Selections From Poe • J. Montgomery Gambrill



Words linked to "Batten down" :   batten, beef up, strengthen, secure, fortify



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