plump - definition and synonyms


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present tense
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.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to put something carelessly but gently down on a surface

    Sally plumped the box on the table and left.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to sit or lie down carelessly but gently on something
    See also dump

phrasal verbs