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Gaining and losing weight

fat camp

noun

a place where fat children go to try to become thinner and healthier, especially during the summer holidays

fatten up

to make a person or animal fatter

fill out

if someone fills out, their body becomes less thin

lose

verb

to become thinner and weigh less

pile on

if someone piles on weight, or if it piles on, their weight increases suddenly and by a large amount

plump out

to become fatter

put on

if you put on weight, you become fatter

slim down

to lose weight

stay off

if weight that you have lost from your body stays off, you do not become heavier again

sweat off

to get rid of body weight by making yourself sweat

trim down

to become thinner by losing weight

waste away

to gradually become thinner and weaker over a period of time, usually because of an illness

work off

if you work off something such as a feeling or some of your weight, you get rid of it by doing something that involves a lot of physical activity

run to fat

to begin to get fat because you are doing less exercise

kimchi

a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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jones

a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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