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  1. batten

    • IPA[ˈbatn]

    美式

    • v.
      thrive or prosper at the expense of (someone)
    • verb: batten, 3rd person present: battens, gerund or present participle: battening, past tense: battened, past participle: battened

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. thrive or prosper at the expense of (someone) multinational monopolies batten on the working classes