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plump for (someone or something)

To actively support someone or something. Don't say a bad word about that candidate to Mary—she's been plumping for him all year.
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plump for someone or something

to support or promote someone or something. Henry spent a lot of energy plumping for Bill, who was running for vice president. She spent a lot of time plumping for our candidate.
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plump something down

1. to drop a heavy load of something. She plumped the load of groceries onto the bench and looked through her purse for the keys. Jill plumped down her packages.
2. to drop something as if it were a heavy load. He plumped the potatoes down on each plate, making a loud noise each time. Dave plumped down a huge slab of meat onto the grill.
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plump something up

to pat or shake something like a pillow into a fuller shape. Todd plumped his pillow up and finished making the bed. He plumped up his pillow.
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plump up

1. To become more plump or chubby: I went off my diet and immediately plumped up.
2. To make something rounded or full in form: We plumped up the dried cherries by soaking them in water. The nurse brought me a pillow and plumped it up before putting it behind my head.
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Our recent survey proved that consumers care about sodium in their diets and they feel deceived when they learn they could be purchasing chicken that's been plumped but still carries the 'natural' label," said Ira Brill, Director of Marketing and Advertising for Foster Farms.
The Good Food Channel found 21% of 4,000 adults plumped for cheesecake, 19% for chocolate fudge cake and 10% treacle sponge and custard, and fruit crumble on 8%.
Under current guidelines, both plumped and truly "natural" poultry can be labeled "natural.
He plumped for Stew Leonard's, the US-based chain, once dubbed the 'Disneyland of Dairy Stores' because it has costumed characters end animatronics in its stores (and a milk-processing plant).
With Northern's group MD Rod Street playing the Cilla Black role, Wellington, 23, braved snow and rain to put three locals through their paces with prepared questions, and urged on by the crowd, she plumped for Steven Edwards.
More than 70 per cent of those questioned plumped for the cooked breakfast as their favourite meal, with 45 per cent of under-30s saying they enjoyed between one and three fry-ups a week, and 15 per cent saying they tucked into four or more.
70% of consumers are now aware that some fresh, raw, unseasoned chicken labeled 'natural' at the grocery store may have been injected or plumped with up to 15% or $1.
TWEAKEST LINK Quiz show host's plumped up face; FEELING SWELL Anne's lips look a bit different as she takes her dogs for a walk Pictures: NOBLE/DRAPER; SMOOTHIE No lines on face
The Dead or Alive frontman claims that rather than collagen, his lips are plumped up with foreskin from circumcised babies.
Yep, smackers like plumped up pillows are a must-have right now.
The average serving of plumped chicken contains more sodium than a large order of French fries or more than 25% of the daily recommended allowance.
CITY LIPS Collagen Stimulating Lip Treatment - Plumps lips by stimulating and building collagen for soft, shiny, perfectly plumped lips.
CITY Lips plumped people's lips an average of 3 millimeters," said Karen Rauen, Good Housekeeping Institute's chemistry director.