plump

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plump (third-person singular simple present plumps, present participle plumping, simple past and past participle plumped)

  1. (intransitive) To grow plump; to swell out.
    Her cheeks have plumped.
  2. (intransitive) To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.
    • Spectator
      Dulcissa plumps into a chair.
  3. (transitive) To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up.
    • Fuller
      to plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles
  4. (transitive) To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily.
    to plump a stone into water
  5. (intransitive) To give a plumper (kind of vote).
  6. (transitive) To give (a vote), as a plumper.

Adjective[edit]

plump (comparative plumper or more plump, superlative plumpest or most plump)

  1. Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.
    a plump baby;  plump cheeks
    • Thomas Carew (1595-1640)
      The god of wine did his plump clusters bring.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 23, Crime out of Mind:
      He was a plump little man and we had been walking uphill at a pace—set by him—far too rapid for his short legs. He breathed stertorously, and half the drops which glimmered on his rotund face were not rain but sweat.
  2. Fat.

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Adverb[edit]

plump

  1. Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

Noun[edit]

plump (plural plumps)

  1. (obsolete) A knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.
    a plump of trees, fowls, or spears
    To visit islands and the plumps of men. — Chapman.

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Adjective[edit]

plump (comparative plumper, superlative am plumpesten)

  1. crude, clumsy

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