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plumpen

(ˈplʌmpən)
vb
to make or become plump

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.]
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