AskDefine | Define plump

Dictionary Definition

plump adj : euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton; "chubby babies"; "pleasingly plump" [syn: buxom, chubby, embonpoint, zaftig, zoftig] n : the sound of a sudden heavy fall adv : straight down especially heavily or abruptly; "the anchor fell plump into the sea"; "we dropped the rock plump into the water"

Verb

1 drop sharply; "The stock market plummeted" [syn: 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" [syn: plank, flump, plonk, plop, plunk, plump down, plunk down]
3 make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child" [syn: 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" [syn: go]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped.
  2. To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.
  3. To give a plumper.
  4. To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up.
  5. To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water.
  6. To give (a vote), as a plumper.

Adjective

plump
  1. Having a full and rounded shape; chubby.
  2. Fat.

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Adverb

plump
  1. Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

Dictionary notes

References

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German

Adjective

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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