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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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The combination of fresh air, the ever present threat of toppling into a prickly ditch or over a stone wall, and the temptation of eating the plumpest berries while you work, and wondering why, oh why the best fruit is always just out of reach, is one of the great joys of late summer.
The plumpest people have a higher risk of cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, kidney and uterus, according to the World Health Organization's international Research on Cancer.
Pick the plumpest buds and toss them into a stir-fry dish or simply steam them for a delicious side dish.
Surrounding him is the plumpest male chorus in memory, whose female counterparts get Crowley's more extraordinary clothes.
Instead, growers have simply gotten better at playing Cupid with the plumpest hens and the brawniest toms, even as they have improved formulas for feed and bettered living conditions, Madison said.
Oregon's rosy strawberries are among the plumpest and sweetest in the nation.
Advanced sensors and controls promise to significantly reduce the payback period of building energy management system investments for the small building market -- the highest hanging but plumpest fruit in the global building stock," said Ryan Castilloux, Lux Research Analyst and the lead author of the report titled, "Sensors and Controls for BEMS: Providing the Neural Network to Net-Zero Energy.
It's why for more than 50 years they have been using the best organic ingredients, left to ripen naturally and picked when at their plumpest and sweetest.
It's why they always use the best organic ingredients, left to ripen naturally and picked when at their plumpest and sweetest (just as nature intended).
By no means the plumpest I've every encountered but nevertheless packed with flavour and beautifully presented.
As you cut up pumpkins for cooking, set aside the biggest, plumpest seeds from open-pollinated pumpkin varieties to plant in future seasons.
They always use the best organic ingredients, picked when at their plumpest and sweetest, and have been doing so for over 50 years.
If you're growing sweetcorn for the first time, you may be wondering about the best time to harvest the cobs while they're at their plumpest and juiciest and before they begin to go over.
If you''re growing it for the first time, you may be wondering about the best time to harvest the cobs while they''re at their plumpest and juiciest and before they begin to go over.
Now set in a modern purification plant on the quay Conwy Mussel Company boasts the plumpest mussels to be found.