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 Dictionary entry overview: What does batten down mean? 

  The verb BATTEN DOWN has 1 sense:

1. furnish with battens

  Familiarity information: BATTEN DOWN used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1batten down [BACK TO TOP]


Furnish with battens

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


batten; batten down; secure

Context example:

batten ships

Hypernyms (to "batten down" is one way to...):

beef up; fortify; strengthen (make strong or stronger)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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