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plump 1

 (plŭmp)
adj. plump·er, plump·est
1. Well-rounded and full in form; chubby. See Synonyms at fat.
2. Abundant; ample: a plump reward.
v. plumped, plump·ing, plumps
v.tr.
To make well-rounded or full in form: plumped up the pillows.
v.intr.
To become well-rounded, chubby, or full in form: The baby plumped out at three months.

[Middle English, dull, probably from Middle Low German plomp, blunt, thick.]

plump′ish adj.
plump′ly adv.
plump′ness n.

plump 2

 (plŭmp)
v. plumped, plump·ing, plumps
v.intr.
1. To drop abruptly or heavily: plumped into the easy chair.
2. To give full support or praise: plumped for the candidate throughout the state.
v.tr.
To throw down or drop (something) abruptly or heavily: plumped the books onto the table.
n.
1. A heavy or abrupt fall or collision.
2. The sound of a heavy fall or collision.
adj.
Blunt; direct.
adv.
1. With a heavy or abrupt drop: The anchor fell plump into the sea.
2.
a. With a full or sudden impact: walked plump into the pole.
b. Directly: ran plump into an old friend.
3. Without qualification; bluntly: spoke out plump for the tax bill.

[Middle English plumpen, to immerse quickly, perhaps from Middle Low German, probably of imitative origin.]

plump

(plʌmp)
adj
1. well filled out or rounded; fleshy or chubby: a plump turkey.
2. bulging, as with contents; full: a plump wallet.
3. (of amounts of money) generous; ample: a plump cheque.
vb
(often foll by: up or out) to make or become plump: to plump up a pillow.
[C15 (meaning: dull, rude), C16 (in current senses): perhaps from Middle Dutch plomp dull, blunt]
ˈplumply adv
ˈplumpness n

plump

(plʌmp)
vb
1. (often foll by: down, into, etc) to drop or fall suddenly and heavily: to plump down on the sofa.
2. (foll by: for) to give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
n
a heavy abrupt fall or the sound of this
adv
3. suddenly or heavily: he ran plump into the old lady.
4. straight down; directly: the helicopter landed plump in the middle of the field.
adj, adv
in a blunt, direct, or decisive manner
[C14: probably of imitative origin; compare Middle Low German plumpen, Middle Dutch plompen]

plump

(plʌmp)
n
archaic or dialect a group of people, animals, or things; troop; cluster
[C15: of uncertain origin]

plump1

(plʌmp)

adj. plump•er, plump•est.
1. well filled out or rounded in form; chubby.
v.i.
2. to become plump (often fol. by up or out).
v.t.
3. to make plump (often fol. by up or out): to plump up the pillows.
[1475–85; earlier plompe dull, rude < Middle Dutch plomp blunt, not pointed; c. Middle Low German plump]
plump′ly, adv.
plump′ness, n.

plump2

(plʌmp)

v.i.
1. to drop or fall heavily or suddenly (often fol. by down): to plump down on the sofa.
v.t.
2. to drop or throw heavily or suddenly (often fol. by down).
3. plump for, to support enthusiastically: to plump for the home team.
n.
4. a heavy or sudden fall.
5. the sound of such a fall.
adv.
6. with a heavy or sudden fall or drop.
7. directly or bluntly.
8. straight down.
9. with direct impact.
adj.
10. direct; downright; blunt.
[1300–50; Middle English plumpen (v.), c. Dutch plompen; probably imitative]

plump3

(plʌmp)

n. Chiefly Brit. Dial.
1. a group or cluster.
2. a flock: a plump of ducks.
[1375–1425; late Middle English plumpe, of uncertain orig.]

Plump

 a knot; a tuft; a cluster; a number joined together in one mass—Johnson, 1755; a compact body of persons, animals, or things. See also bunch, clump, company, flock, etc.
Examples: plump of coleworts; of conjectures and great presumptions, 1553; of green corn, 1575; of deeps (the oceans), 1535; of ducks, 1854; of folk, 1489; of hazelnuts; of moorhens; of pains, 1568; of resolution, 1659; of seals, 1591; of spearmen, 1548; of trees, 1615; of orchard trees, 1868; of whales, 1834; of wild fowl, 1697; of wood (a copse), 1470; of yachts (at anchor), 1893.

plump


Past participle: plumped
Gerund: plumping

Imperative
plump
plump
Present
I plump
you plump
he/she/it plumps
we plump
you plump
they plump
Preterite
I plumped
you plumped
he/she/it plumped
we plumped
you plumped
they plumped
Present Continuous
I am plumping
you are plumping
he/she/it is plumping
we are plumping
you are plumping
they are plumping
Present Perfect
I have plumped
you have plumped
he/she/it has plumped
we have plumped
you have plumped
they have plumped
Past Continuous
I was plumping
you were plumping
he/she/it was plumping
we were plumping
you were plumping
they were plumping
Past Perfect
I had plumped
you had plumped
he/she/it had plumped
we had plumped
you had plumped
they had plumped
Future
I will plump
you will plump
he/she/it will plump
we will plump
you will plump
they will plump
Future Perfect
I will have plumped
you will have plumped
he/she/it will have plumped
we will have plumped
you will have plumped
they will have plumped
Future Continuous
I will be plumping
you will be plumping
he/she/it will be plumping
we will be plumping
you will be plumping
they will be plumping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been plumping
you have been plumping
he/she/it has been plumping
we have been plumping
you have been plumping
they have been plumping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been plumping
you will have been plumping
he/she/it will have been plumping
we will have been plumping
you will have been plumping
they will have been plumping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been plumping
you had been plumping
he/she/it had been plumping
we had been plumping
you had been plumping
they had been plumping
Conditional
I would plump
you would plump
he/she/it would plump
we would plump
you would plump
they would plump
Past Conditional
I would have plumped
you would have plumped
he/she/it would have plumped
we would have plumped
you would have plumped
they would have plumped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plump - the sound of a sudden heavy fallplump - the sound of a sudden heavy fall  
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Verb1.plump - drop sharply; "The stock market plummeted"
drop - to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
2.plump - set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"
place down, put down, set down - cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place; "set down your bags here"
3.plump - make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
4.plump - give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
Adj.1.plump - sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure; "a chubby child"; "pleasingly plump";
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
Adv.1.plump - straight down especially heavily or abruptly; "the anchor fell plump into the sea"; "we dropped the rock plump into the water"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

plump

1
adjective chubby, fat, stout, full, round, burly, obese, fleshy, beefy (informal), tubby, portly, buxom, dumpy, roly-poly, well-covered, rotund, podgy, corpulent, well-upholstered (informal) Maria was small and plump with a mass of curly hair.
thin, lean, slim, slender, skinny, bony, anorexic, lanky, emaciated, scrawny, sylphlike

plump

2
verb flop, fall, drop, sink, dump, slump Breathlessly, she plumped down next to Katrina.
plump for something or someone choose, favour, go for, back, support, opt for, side with, come down in favour of In the end, we plumped for an endowment mortgage.

plump 1

adjective
Well-rounded and full in form:

plump 2

verb
To drop or sink heavily and noisily:
phrasal verb
plump for
To aid the cause of by approving or favoring:
Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of.
Translations
مُـمْتَلِئ ُالـجِسْممُمْتَلئ، سَمينيَخْتار ويُقَرِّر
baculatýbuclatýrozhodnout se pro
buttetfyldigvælgebeslutte sig til
pulleapulskapyylevä
punašan
òybbinn, bústinnvelja, skella sér á
丸々太った
통통한
apaļīgsizdarīt galīgo izvēliizvēlētiestukls
debelušenokrogel
fyllig
เจ้าเนื้อ
bầu bĩnh

plump

1 [plʌmp]
A. ADJ (plumper (compar) (plumpest (superl))) [person] → relleno, rollizo; [face] → llenito, rollizo; [baby] → rechoncho; [animal] → gordo; [fruit, vegetable] → gordo, orondo
B. VT (= fatten) → engordar; (= swell) → hinchar
plump up VT + ADV (= cause to swell) → hinchar; [+ pillow] → mullir

plump

2 [plʌmp]
A. ADVde lleno
it fell plump on the roofcayó de lleno en el techo
to run plump into sbdar de cara con algn
plump down
A. VT + ADVdejar caer
to plump o.s. downdesplomarse, dejarse caer pesadamente
B. VI + ADV to plump down on to a chairdesplomarse en un sillón, dejarse caer pesadamente en un sillón
plump for VI + PREP (= choose) → decidirse por, optar por; (= vote for) → votar por

plump

[ˈplʌmp]
adj
[person, legs, hands] → dodu(e)
[fruit] → charnu(e); [chicken] → dodu(e); [cushion] → rebondi(e)
plump down
vi [person] (= sit down heavily) → se laisser tomber
vt sep
to plump o.s. down → se laisser tomber
plump for
vt fus (= choose) → se décider pour
plump up
vt sep [+ cushion] → battre (pour lui redonner forme)

plump

adj (+er)
rundlich, mollig, pummelig; legs etcstämmig; facerundlich, pausbäckig, voll; chicken etcgut genährt, fleischig; fishfett; fruitprall; plump cheeksPausbacken pl
phrasing, replydirekt, unverblümt
adv to fall plump onto somethingmit einem Plumps auf etw (acc)fallen
vt
(= drop)fallen lassen; (= throw)werfen; (angrily, noisily) → knallen (inf); to plump something downetw hinfallen lassen/hinwerfen/hinknallen (inf); she plumped herself down in the armchairsie ließ sich in den Sessel fallen; he had plumped himself in the best chairer hatte sich im besten Sessel breitgemacht (inf)
(also plump up) cushion, pillowaufschütteln
vi (= fall)fallen; to plump down onto a chairauf einen Stuhl fallen or plumpsen (inf)

plump

[plʌmp] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (person, chicken) → bene in carne; (cheeks, face) → paffuto/a; (wallet, cushion) → (bello/a) gonfio/a; (arms, child, hands) → grassoccio/a, grassottello/a
plump down
1. vt + advlasciar cadere di peso
to plump sth (down) on → lasciar cadere qc di peso su
2. vi + advlasciarsi cadere di peso or di schianto
plump for vi + prep (fam) → decidersi per
plump up vt + adv (cushion) → sprimacciare

plump1

(ˈplamp) adjective
pleasantly fat and rounded; well filled out. plump cheeks.
plumply adverb
ˈplumpness noun
plump up
to shake (pillows etc) to restore their shape.

plump2

(plamp) : plump for
to choose or decide on. She finally plumped for a house in the country.

plump

مُـمْتَلِئ ُالـجِسْم baculatý buttet mollig παχουλός relleno pullea replet punašan paffuto 丸々太った 통통한 mollig fyldig pulchny rechonchudo пухлый fyllig เจ้าเนื้อ tıknaz bầu bĩnh 丰满的
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