Meaning of plump

plump

Pronunciation: (plump), [key]
— adj., v. -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. well filled out or rounded in form; somewhat fleshy or fat.
—v.i.
  1. to become plump (often fol. by up or out).
—v.t.
  1. 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. 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. 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.
  1. 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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