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English adjective: plump

1. plump sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure

SamplesA chubby child.
Pleasingly plump.

Synonymschubby, embonpoint


Antonymslean, thin

English noun: plump

1. plump (event) the sound of a sudden heavy fall

Broader (hypernym)noise

English adverb: plump

1. plump straight down especially heavily or abruptly

SamplesThe anchor fell plump into the sea.
We dropped the rock plump into the water.

Domain usagecolloquialism

English verb: plump

1. plump (motion) drop sharply

SamplesThe stock market plummeted.

ExamplesThe stock market is going to plump


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)drop

2. plump (contact) set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

SamplesHe planked the money on the table.
He planked himself into the sofa.

Synonymsflump, plank, plonk, plop, plump down, plunk, plunk down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)place down, put down, set down

3. plump (consumption) make fat or plump

SamplesWe will plump out that poor starving child.

Synonymsfat, fatten, fatten out, fatten up, fill out, flesh out, plump out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Entailfeed, give

4. plump (cognition) give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

SamplesI plumped for the losing candidates.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

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