plumping


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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plumping - very large; of exceptional size for its kind; "won by a plumping majority"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
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The involuntary consternation of the moment caused him to leap, paddle in hand, out of the boat; and in such a way, that part of the slack whale line coming against his chest, he breasted it overboard with him, so as to become entangled in it, when at last plumping into the water.
So did the room, the fire, the ruddy glow, the hour of night, and they stood in the city streets on Christmas morning, where (for the weather was severe) the people made a rough, but brisk and not unpleasant kind of music, in scraping the snow from the pavement in front of their dwellings, and from the tops of their houses, whence it was mad delight to the boys to see it come plumping down into the road below, and splitting into artificial little snow-storms.
I could hear as well as see that brandy-faced rascal Israel Hands plumping down a round-shot on the deck.
There was an instant of strained silence before they threw up their rifles and fired a plumping volley at the foes.
He heard also the water broken by the paddles of a canoe; the girl's voice giving orders, the voices of gipsies answering and coming nearer, the plumping and sucking noise of empty buckets plunged into a full stream; and finally the sound of many feet around the fire.
As she did so the top flew open and out popped a dusky creature, rising its length into the air and then plumping down upon the ground just beside the little girl.
There was the cheval-glass, that miracle of art, in which he could just see his own wondering head and the reflection of Dolly (queerly distorted, and as if up in the ceiling), plumping and patting the pillows of the bed.
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