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Gaining and losing weight - thesaurus

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fat camp


informal 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

informal if someone fills out, their body becomes less thin



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

run to fat

to begin to get fat because you are doing less exercise

slim down

British 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



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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