batten

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to make a large profit

Synonyms for batten

stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber

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a strip fixed to something to hold it firm

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furnish with battens

secure with battens

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I was surprised when the fire first broke out and we battened down.
As I was saying, when we first battened down, I was surprised.
From under the hatches of sin, battened down above you by the evil one.
And the first surprise came very soon, when the explosives (to which he owed his sudden chance of engagement)--dynamite in cases and blasting powder in barrels--taken on board, main hatch battened for sea, cook restored to his functions in the galley, anchor fished and the tug ahead, rounding the South Foreland, and with the sun sinking clear and red down the purple vista of the channel, he went on the poop, on duty, it is true, but with time to take the first freer breath in the busy day of departure.
1 : to secure by or as if by fastening -- often used with down <Everything on the ship's deck was battened down.