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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



... the finest little craft that ever floated; and I shall love her as long as I live. In that great gale a week ago, she was under water half the time, I believe. We had to batten down everything, and lash ourselves ...
— Freaks of Fortune - or, Half Round the World • Oliver Optic



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



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