Plump - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plĘŚmp|  American pronunciation of the word plump
Brit.  |plĘŚmp|  British pronunciation of the word plump

noun

- the sound of a sudden heavy fall

verb

- drop sharply (syn: plummet)
- set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise (syn: flump, plank, plonk, plop, plunk)
- make fat or plump(syn: fat, fatten)
- give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number(syn: go)

adverb

- straight down especially heavily or abruptly

adjective

- sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure(syn: chubby, embonpoint)

Examples

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

His aunt pinched his plump cheeks.

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

Mother grew so thin during her illness, but she is beginning to plump out now.

Tidy the room and plump up the cushions ready for our guests.

Neither man nor woman would dare to answer with a plump "No".

Tired after her walk, she plumped down on a comfortable chair.

He plumped down the money and called for drinks for everyone.

You plumped out that St. Paul's was the finest cathedral in England.

Every member of the committee plumped for the chairman's suggestion.

The nurse was a cheerful plump woman.

The baby's nice and plump.

Plump the bags down anywhere you like.

Soak the apricots and raisins until the fruit plumps up.

She turned and plumped out the cushion behind her.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: plump
he/she/it: plumps
present participle: plumping
past tense: plumped
past participle: plumped
adjective
comparative: plumper
superlative: plumpest
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