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plump down

1. To fall, drop, set, or sit down very heavily, suddenly, or abruptly. He came in from work and plumped down on the sofa without a word. The huge St. Bernard came over and plumped down onto her bed by the fireplace.
2. To drop or set someone or something down very heavily, suddenly, or abruptly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "plump" and "down." The courier plumped the package down on my desk, nearly knocking over my coffee cup in the process. He plumped the screaming child down on the couch and put on some cartoons to calm her down.
See also: down, plump

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.
See also: down, plump
References in classic literature ?
He plumped down on his bob tail, lifted golden muzzle skyward, and emitted a long puppy-wail of dismay and grief.
Then he plumped down beside it, took off his hat, wiped his face, and settled back to listen to the sermon, just as if it was all a matter of course.
Before I could get on my legs, he plumped down on the sand by the side of me, put his arm round my neck, foreign fashion, and gave me a hug that fairly squeezed the breath out of my body.
Crawley's man, three other men, smelling very much of the stable, and four women, one of whom, I remarked, was very much overdressed, and who flung me a look of great scorn as she plumped down on her knees.
See I kneel to thee, my dove!" And with cracking joints the fat baron plumped down upon his marrow bones.
I plumped down on to my chest near the after hatch as if my legs had been jerked from under me.
The woman captured this one on the wing, and there and then plumped down on the ground to look at us with greater comfort.
Great Lord of mercy!" The commissionaire plumped down into a chair and stared from one to the other of us.
If a six-foot-diameter cable spool looks like a table, it is plumped down on the beach for the convenience of overnight campers.
I was attending a Los Angeles Dodgers game the other day when one of the largest men I've ever seen plumped down in front of me.