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plump



Pronunciation: (plump), [key]
adj., -er, -est,
v.


adj.
well filled out or rounded in form; somewhat fleshy or fat.

v.i.
to become plump (often fol. by up or out).

v.t.
to make plump (often fol. by up or out): to plump up the sofa pillows.

plump



Pronunciation: (plump), [key]
v.i.
1. to drop or fall heavily or suddenly; come down abruptly or with direct impact.
2. Chiefly Brit.to vote exclusively for one candidate in an election, instead of distributing or splitting one's votes among a number.

v.t.
1. to drop or throw heavily or suddenly (often fol. by down): He plumped himself down and fell asleep.
2. to utter or say bluntly (often fol. by out): She plumps out the truth at the oddest times.
3. to praise or extol: road signs plumping the delights of a new candy bar.
4. plump for, to support enthusiastically; be wholeheartedly in favor of: to plump for a team.

n.
1. a heavy or sudden fall.
2. the sound resulting from such a fall.

adv.
1. with a heavy or sudden fall or drop.
2. directly or bluntly, as in speaking.
3. in a vertical direction; straight down.
4. with sudden encounter.
5. with direct impact.

adj.
direct; downright; blunt.

plump



Pronunciation: (plump), [key]
n. Chiefly Brit. Dial.
1. a group or cluster.
2. a flock: a plump of ducks.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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