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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 for somebody/something

to support someone or something enthusiastically Marcy had been writing campaign speeches and plumping for McCarthy since December.
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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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There are also cultural preferences for plumpness as a body shape norm, although obesity rates are far higher in Egypt than in surrounding countries with similar cultural norms.
Sarsasapogenin and macelignan promote fat cell formation in aging hands to restore fullness and plumpness.
uk) has a creamy, concentrated bouquet and a plumpness to the ripe fruit from some oak ageing on the palate.
I noticed an improvement in skin plumpness and elasticity.
Ageless Hands' is a complete anti-aging beauty treatment formulated to help counteract skin concerns that are unique to the hands such as thinning skin, excessive dryness, loss of plumpness, fine lines, harsh environmental factors and uneven skin tone.
The artist thinks of how the glazes feel against fingers, how the handle feels when the cup is full, and how the plumpness and thickness of the cup keeps coffee hot.
This also gives support and plumpness to the pillows which remains fluffy even after repeated washing.
So, first, she has to overcome cultural attitudes towards plumpness.
Its relatively smooth skin (surface) and plumpness imply a life given to pleasures.
The most pungent passages of painting were those assuming the attributes of flesh: the puckered plumpness of deep-fried chicken, or the larded sizzle of pork loins on the grill.
Avon said that its cream contained an ingredient that boosted production of collagen and elastin, which gave skin its youthful plumpness and elasticity.
Framing your cheeks as well as outlining high cheek bones helps give an impression of a thinner face, structuring the bridge of your nose with a darker shade of foundation gives it a more slender appearance and bordering the edge of your lips provides extra plumpness, she revealed.