Meaning of PLUMP in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ plʌmp ]
( plumper, plumpest, plumps, plumping, plumped)
You can describe someone or something as plump to indicate that they are rather fat or rounded.
Maria was small and plump with a mass of curly hair...
...red pears, ripe peaches and plump nectarines.
There was a sturdy plumpness about her hips.
If you plump a pillow or cushion, you shake it and hit it gently so that it goes back into a rounded shape.
She panics when people pop in unexpectedly, rushing round plumping cushions.
VERB : V n
Plump up means the same as plump .
‘You need to rest,’ she told her reassuringly as she moved to plump up her pillows.
PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron)
If you plump for someone or something, you choose them, often after hesitating or thinking carefully. ( mainly BRIT )
I think Tessa should plump for Malcolm, her long-suffering admirer.
VERB : V for n
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006