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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

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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Rating 3/5 * Soap and Glory Mighty Mouth Plumping kit, pounds 12.
Autograph Lip Pencil, pounds 8, by Marks & Spencer and Instant Benefits Plumping Lipgloss, pounds 6 for 15ml from Tesco fit the bill.
The plumping effect was subtle and faded quickly but seemed to last a bit better the more I applied it.
City Lips is an innovative collagen peptide Lip Plumping Treatment that delivers instant moisture, enhances natural lip color, and makes lips incredibly full, soft and smooth.
While other products give the temporary effect of plumping by burning or stinging lips with cinnamon or menthol ingredients, The Hollywood Prescription Two Step Lip Treatment actually increases lip volume and moisture by boosting collagen production.
The new "Say NO to Plumping, Say Yes to Free Groceries" sweepstakes will reward one lucky winner with a year's supply of free groceries (a $5,000 value) and five other fans with cash prizes for spreading the word about plumping.
Jessica Simpson debuted her Sweet Kisses bath and body line, which offers flavored fragrances, hair and body shimmers, body frosting, plumping gloss and a gift set in three scents--vanilla cupcake, creme brulee and strawberry.
One possible reason for that is that users are plumping for a shorter contract in expectation of better terms the next time.
Foster Farms finds consumers are more vigilant about salt intake than ever, are saying 'No' to plumping and designer salt, and favor fresh, minimally processed foods.
Pump 'Em Up, a new lip plumping gloss from Sugar Cosmetics, instantly plumps lips for a perfect pout for three to six hours after application, according to the company.
As Sonoma County's wine grapes are plumping on the vine, Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves is celebrating summer and Spain with the 8th annual Catalan Festival.
Boxer commends Foster Farms' commitment to raising consumer awareness about truly natural fresh poultry products and the misleading practice of injecting - or plumping - fresh chicken with added saltwater and still calling it "natural.
Contains a plumping ingredient but didn't give much oomph to lips.