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Definition of 'plump'


  1. the sound of a sudden heavy fall


  1. drop sharply; "The stock market plummeted"
       Synonyms: plummet
  2. set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"
       Synonyms: plank flump plonk plop plunk plump down plunk down
  3. make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
       Synonyms: fatten fat flesh out fill out plump out fatten out fatten up
  4. give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"
       Synonyms: go


  1. euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton; "chubby babies"; "pleasingly plump"
       Synonyms: buxom chubby embonpoint zaftig zoftig


  1. straight down especially heavily or abruptly; "the anchor fell plump into the sea"; "we dropped the rock plump into the water"

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