Plumped
Plump Plump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plumping}.] 1. To make plump; to fill (out) or support; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water. [1913 Webster]

3. To give (a vote), as a plumper. See {Plumper}, 2. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • plumped — plÊŒmp n. loud fall, loud crash; blow, stroke, hit v. fatten up; fluff, make plump adj. chubby; full figured; fattened; frank, sincere adv. with a loud noise, with a thump …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plump for — verb be behind; approve of (Freq. 1) He plumped for the Labor Party I backed Kennedy in 1960 • Syn: ↑back, ↑endorse, ↑indorse, ↑plunk for, ↑support …   Useful english dictionary

  • plump — I UK [plʌmp] / US adjective Word forms plump : adjective plump comparative plumper superlative plumpest 1) slightly fat, in a pleasant way. This word is often used to avoid saying fat, which is not considered polite a kind plump woman plump… …   English dictionary

  • plump out — verb 1. depart suddenly He plumped out of the house • Hypernyms: ↑depart, ↑take leave, ↑quit • Verb Frames: Somebody s PP 2. make fat or plump We will plump …   Useful english dictionary

  • plump — 1 adjective 1 a word meaning pleasantly fat, often used when you want to avoid saying the word fat: The nurse was a cheerful plump woman. | Dad s getting a bit plump he needs to go on a diet. 2 having a full, round shape: plump, soft pillows |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plump for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms plump for : present tense I/you/we/they plump for he/she/it plumps for present participle plumping for past tense plumped for past participle plumped for informal plump for someone/something to suddenly choose …   English dictionary

  • plump out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms plump out : present tense I/you/we/they plump out he/she/it plumps out present participle plumping out past tense plumped out past participle plumped out to become fatter …   English dictionary

  • plump — 1. adj. & v. adj. (esp. of a person or animal or part of the body) having a full rounded shape; fleshy; filled out. v.tr. & intr. (often foll. by up, out) make or become plump; fatten. Derivatives: plumpish adj. plumply adv. plumpness n. plumpy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plump — Plump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plumping}.] 1. To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up. [1913 Webster] To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To cast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plump — Plump, v. i. [Cf. D. plompen, G. plumpen, Sw. plumpa, Dan. plumpe. See {Plump}, a.] 1. To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped. [1913 Webster] 2. To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once. Dulcissa plumps into a chair.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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