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verb plump pronunciation in British English /plʌmp/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyplump
he/she/itplumps
present participleplumping
past tenseplumped
past participleplumped
  1. 1
    [transitive] to hit something such as a pillow or cushion gently in order to make it return to its full shape
    She went round the room plumping up the cushions.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to put something carelessly but gently down on a surface
    Sally plumped the box on the table and left.
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