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plump

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verb \ˈpləmp\

Definition of plump

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to drop, sink, or come in contact suddenly or heavily plumped down in the chair

  3. 2 :  to favor or decide in favor of someone or something strongly or emphatically —used with for

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to drop, cast, or place suddenly or heavily

  6. 2 :  to give support and favorable publicity to

Origin and Etymology of plump

Middle English


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plump

noun

Definition of plump

  1. :  a sudden plunge, fall, or blow; also :  the sound made by a plump

First Known Use of plump

15th century


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plump

adverb

Definition of plump

  1. 1 :  with a sudden or heavy drop

  2. 2a :  straight downb :  straight ahead

  3. 3 :  without qualification :  directly plump out of luck

Examples of plump in a Sentence

  1. there was a squirrel on the sidewalk plump in front of us

First Known Use of plump

1594


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plump

noun

Definition of plump

chiefly dialectal

  1. :  group, flock a plump of ducks rose at the same time — H. D. Thoreau

Origin and Etymology of plump

Middle English plumpe

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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plump

verb

Definition of plump

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make plump

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become plump

Origin and Etymology of plump

6plump


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plump

adjective

Definition of plump

  1. 1 :  having a full rounded usually pleasing form a plump woman

  2. 2 :  ample, abundant

plumpish

play \ˈpləm-pish\ adjective

Examples of plump in a Sentence

  1. His aunt pinched his plump cheeks.

  2. she's been plump all her life, and her sister has always been skinny

Origin and Etymology of plump

Middle English, dull, blunt, from Middle Dutch plomp



PLUMP Defined for English Language Learners

plump

adjective

Definition of plump for English Language Learners

  • : having a full, rounded shape : slightly fat


PLUMP Defined for Kids

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plump

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adjective \ˈpləmp\

Definition of plump for Students

plumper

;

plumpest

  1. :  having a pleasingly full rounded shape plump cheeks a plump turkey

plumpness

noun

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plump

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verb

Definition of plump for Students

plumped

;

plumping

  1. 1 :  to drop or fall heavily or suddenly He plumped down on the couch.

  2. 2 :  to come out in favor of something I'm plumping for my favorite candidate.


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plump

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adverb

Definition of plump for Students

  1. :  directly 1 He ran plump into the wall.


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plump

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verb

Definition of plump for Students

plumped

;

plumping

  1. :  to make or become rounded or filled out I plumped up the pillows.



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