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... pears, ripe peaches and plump nectarines.


• plump‧ness

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

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