—adj. well filled out or rounded in form; somewhat fleshy or fat.
—v.i. to become plump (often fol. by up or out).
—v.t. to make plump (often fol. by up or out): to plump up the sofa pillows.
Pronunciation: (plump),[key] —v.i. 1. to drop or fall heavily or suddenly; come down abruptly or with direct impact.
2. Chiefly Brit.to vote exclusively for one candidate in an election, instead of distributing or splitting one's votes among a number.
—v.t. 1. to drop or throw heavily or suddenly (often fol. by down): He plumped himself down and fell asleep. 2. to utter or say bluntly (often fol. by out): She plumps out the truth at the oddest times. 3. to praise or extol: road signs plumping the delights of a new candy bar. 4. plump for, to support enthusiastically; be wholeheartedly in favor of: to plump for a team.
—n. 1. a heavy or sudden fall.
2. the sound resulting from such a fall.
—adv. 1. with a heavy or sudden fall or drop.
2. directly or bluntly, as in speaking.
3. in a vertical direction; straight down.
4. with sudden encounter.
5. with direct impact.
—adj. direct; downright; blunt.
Pronunciation: (plump),[key] —n.Chiefly Brit. Dial. 1. a group or cluster.
2. a flock: a plump of ducks.