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plump 1

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
To make well-rounded or full in form: plumped up the pillows.
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

v. plumped, plump·ing, plumps
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.
To throw down or drop (something) abruptly or heavily: plumped the books onto the table.
1. A heavy or abrupt fall or collision.
2. The sound of a heavy fall or collision.
Blunt; direct.
1. With a heavy or abrupt drop: The anchor fell plump into the sea.
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.]


somewhat plump


(ˈplʌm pɪʃ)

rather plump; tending to plumpness.
plump′ish•ly, adv.
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