To grow ; to swell out.
To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.
- Her cheeks have plumped .
To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up .
- Dulcissa plumps into a chair.
To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily.
- to plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles
To give a plumper (kind of vote).
To give (a vote), as a plumper.
(used with for) To favor or decide in favor of something.
- to plump a stone into water
- "A recent poll by the New York Times found that although most Brazilians plump for arch-rival Argentina as the team they most want to lose, the second-biggest group want Brazil itself to stumble." source: http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21600983-brazilian-workers-are-gloriously-unproductive-economy-grow-they-must-snap-out
Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.
* (Thomas Carew) (1595-1640)
- The god of wine did his plump clusters bring.
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Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.
(obsolete) A knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.
- a plump of trees, fowls, or spears
- To visit islands and the plumps of men. — Chapman.
A game in which questions are asked for the purpose of enabling the questioners to discover a word or thing previously selected by two persons who answer the questions; so called because the players take sides in two "clumps" or groups.
* E. F. Benson
* John Betjeman
- We'll have supper extremely soon But just one game of clumps first.
- There you looked and there you led me off into the game of clumps .