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Definition of plump verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

plump

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verb
BrE BrE//plʌmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//plʌmp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they plump
BrE BrE//plʌmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//plʌmp//
 
he / she / it plumps
BrE BrE//plʌmps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//plʌmps//
 
past simple plumped
BrE BrE//plʌmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//plʌmpt//
 
past participle plumped
BrE BrE//plʌmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//plʌmpt//
 
-ing form plumping
BrE BrE//ˈplʌmpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈplʌmpɪŋ//
 
 
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plump something (up) to make something larger, softer and rounder He leaned forward while the nurse plumped up his pillows. Word Originverb late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘blunt, forthright’): related to Middle Dutch plomp, Middle Low German plump, plomp ‘blunt, obtuse’. The sense has become appreciative, perhaps by association with plum. Phrasal Verbsplump for somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: plump

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