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plump

noun

1 plump

The sound of a sudden heavy fall.



verb

1 plump

Drop sharply.

synonym: plummet.

Roget 310: plunge, dip, souse, duck; dive, plump; take a plunge, take a header; make a plunge; bathe etc. (water) 337.    submerge, ... show more

Dutch: duikelen, kelderen

2 plump

Set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise.

synonyms: flump, plank, plonk, plop, plump down, plunk, plunk down.

Dutch: neerploffen, neervallen, neerzakken, neerzinken

3 plump

Make fat or plump:
— We will plump out that poor starving child.

synonyms: fat, fatten, fatten out, fatten up, fill out, flesh out, plump out.

Dutch: vetmesten

4 plump

Give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number:
— I plumped for the losing candidates.

synonym: go.

adjective

1 plump

Sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure:
— Pleasingly plump.

synonyms: chubby, embonpoint.

Roget 192: large, big; great etc. (in quantity) 31; considerable, bulky, voluminous, ample, massive, massy; capacious, comprehensive; ... show more

Polish: pulchny

adverb

1 plump

Straight down especially heavily or abruptly.

Roget 508: abruptly, unexpectedly, surprisingly; plump, pop, a l'improviste [Fr.], unawares; without notice, without warning, without a 'by your leave';" like a thief in the night, like a thunderbolt; in an unguarded moment; ... show more

Roget 113: instantaneously etc. adj.; in no time, in less than no time; presto, subito, instanter, suddenly, at a stroke, like a shot; in a moment etc. n.. ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abruptly, adipose, ample, at once, back, ballot, bang, beamy, become overweight, beefy, big-bellied, bloated, blowzy, blunt, bosomy, brawny, bump, burly, busty, buxom ... show more.

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