fat

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfæt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fæt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fat)


Inflections of 'fat' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
fatter
adj comparative
fattest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'fat' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
fats
v 3rd person singular
fatting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
fatted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
fatted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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fat

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a fat [man, person, child, boy, player, chef, dog]
  2. that [man] is so fat!
  3. is the fattest [person] I have ever seen
  4. [very, hugely, enormously] fat
  5. [get, grow, become] fat
  6. have you gotten fatter?
  7. fat from (all) the [cake, junk food, dessert]
  8. fat from not [exercising, playing, running, dieting]
  9. [grew, became] fat on [success, the profits, hamburgers]
  10. has fat [lips, hips, ankles]
  11. vulgar: don't be a fat [cow, pig]!
  12. vulgar, slang, UK: [sitting on, get off] your (big) fat arse and [help me, do something]
  13. vulgar, slang: has a (big) fat ass
  14. sexually explicit: a fat [ass, cock, dick]
  15. a (big) fat [wad, pile, sheaf] of bills
  16. fat chance (of that)!
  17. a fat lot they care!
  18. big fat deal!
  19. a fat [job, position, deal]
  20. a fat [larder, pantry, fridge, meal]
  21. these are my fat [pants, clothes]
n
  1. [meat, animal, pork, vegetable] fat
  2. [saturated, unsaturated] fat
  3. [hydrogenated, trans, unhealthy, healthy] fats
  4. burn off fat
  5. burn fat off
  6. need to [burn, lose] some fat
  7. am trying to [burn] fat
  8. have fat around my [waist, arms]
  9. [rolls, layers] of fat (around his waist)
  10. [five pounds] of fat
  11. fat and [cholesterol, protein, carbs]
  12. is [low, high, rich] in fat
  13. there is a lot of fat in this [meal, burger]
  14. am trying to eat less fat
  15. am trying to cut back on fat
  16. sat around chewing the fat (with)
  17. [live off, enjoy] the fat of the land
n as adj
  1. fat [cells, molecules]
  2. fat [levels, consumption, intake, content]
  3. a [low, high] -fat option
  4. a [low] -fat diet
  5. eat low fat
v
  1. archaic: they fatted the [calf, goose]
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