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plonked up

Set upright against or atop something in a haphazard or careless manner. The odd little café was just sort of plonked up on top of the little hill all on its own. We discovered the sack of money plonked up against the side of the building, without a soul in sight!
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plonked

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The most conspicuous intervention is the Monolith, a 34m cube clad in craggy rusted Cor-Ten plating and plonked in the lake, where it broods enigmatically.
Tina Fey stars as the producer of a live TV sketch show who suddenly has new boss Alec Baldwin plonked on her.
Plonked in the middle of nowhere with just Charlie's dour mother (Brenda Fricker) and bitter, crippled sister (Molly Parker) for company, it's no wonder Lily is soon pining to be back in Blighty in this passable melodrama.
In the 1970s and '80s this meant splitting up existing buildings into a series of patently unsatisfactory smaller volumes; latterly, it has given rise to the purpose-built multiplex, which can be either slotted into shopping malls, or plonked down on easily and cheaply acquired edge-of-town sites.
He plonked Paris on the trolley and did a few laps.
He turned up unannounced at 6pm and without even asking plonked himself down at a corner table.
In the 1970s and '80s this meant splitting up existing buildings into a series of patently unsatisfactory smaller volumes; latterly, this has given rise to the purpose-built multiplex, which can be either slotted into shopping malls, or plonked down on cheaply acquired, edge-of-town sites.
Dame Helen, 61, who won Best Actress for The Queen, plonked the famous gold statuette on the table in front of her as she tucked in at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party.
Politely asked to leave the table of her first-choice newspaper, she then plonked herself down at the table of another paper that hadn't invited her.
"I think you can just plonk yourself down here," he tells her, pointing to a sofa, when it's obvious that Lauren Bacall is not a woman who has ever plonked herself down anywhere in her life.
She sat down with a female pal and then took out a chess board from her bag and plonked it on the table.