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Definition 1: the sound of a sudden heavy fall - [noun denoting event]

(plump is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 2: give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number - [verb of cognition]

Samples where plump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I plumped for the losing candidates

Synonyms for plump in the sense of this definition

(plump is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

Definition 3: make fat or plump - [verb of consumption]

Samples where plump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We will plump out that poor starving child

Synonyms for plump in the sense of this definition

(plump is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(plump implies ...) give food to

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

Definition 4: set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise - [verb of contact]

Samples where plump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He planked the money on the table
  • He planked himself into the sofa

Synonyms for plump in the sense of this definition

(plump is a kind of ...) cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place

"set down your bags here"

Definition 5: drop sharply - [verb of motion]

Samples where plump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stock market plummeted

Synonyms for plump in the sense of this definition

(plump is a kind of ...) to fall vertically

"the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

Definition 6: straight down especially heavily or abruptly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where plump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the anchor fell plump into the sea
  • we dropped the rock plump into the water

(plump is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 7: sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where plump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a chubby child
  • pleasingly plump

Synonyms for plump in the sense of this definition

(plump is similar to ...) having an (over)abundance of flesh

"he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

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