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  • verb
    -tens; -tened; -tening
    batten down
    [phrasal verb]
    to prepare for possible trouble or difficulty
    batten down (something) or batten (something) down :to tie, close, or cover (something) in order to prevent it from moving or becoming damaged
    We were able to batten down the house just before the storm hit.
    batten down the hatches :to prepare a boat or ship for dangerous stormy weather by closing and covering the openings in the deck - often used figuratively
    batten on
    [phrasal verb]
    batten on (something or someone) Brit formal + disapproving :to live well or succeed by using (something or someone)
    plural -tens
    [count] :a long thin piece of wood that is used to connect and support other pieces of wood