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batten down

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

batten down (phrasal verb) (transitive and intransitive)

  1. (nautical) To close or make watertight, referring to hatches and cargo.
  2. (transitive) To secure.
  3. (intransitive) To prepare for adversity.

Usage notesEdit

  • In transitive senses the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.

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ReferencesEdit

  • FM 55-501 Marine Crewman's Handbook.