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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

v.
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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He had a plumpish face and shaved short black hair.
She's a plumpish housewife and he's a painter and decorator.
The vision of plumpish middle-aged men throwing handkerchiefs in the air while strapping bells to their shins is changing.
Just as eight years ago in Kuala Lumpur we had cheered on a plumpish girl with long black hair and flashing white teeth who went by the name of Candace Blades from Belize and who lolloped over the 100 metres hurdles before passing the finishing line 50 yards behind the winner and then skipped off to the long jump competition in the heptathlon where it was touch and go whether she reached the sandpit.
There was a very smartly dressed tall man and plumpish woman, they said they'd come from the social services department and I started to shake, wondering what they wanted.
Fran said their appeal would only last a few months while former Rolling Stone Wyman said: 'They are just five plumpish boys and girls who mime.
Plumpish starlet Alicia Silverstone is envious of Kate Winslet's casual attitude about her weight, big bottom and droopy breasts.
Short, plumpish and frumpish, I could only assume she had hidden talents.
Eisenberg is the more disciplined, more exquisitely insightful writer, and she has wound up with the more maniacal but ultimately entertaining book - pretty, too, with its plumpish, deepcerise cover and see-through jacket.
Once I'd come to my senses, I marvelled at my stupidity in believing a married male teacher in his late 30s would even glance in the direction of a plumpish 17-year-old in a frumpy uniform.
At heart, however, she remains the plumpish, frumpish, freckled child who had to offer her Pick 'n'' Mix round at playtime to buy affection.