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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 up

1. To become very plump, chubby, or rotund. Soak the dehydrated mushrooms in a cup of water for an hour, until they have plumped up and the water is nearly gone. I began plumping up almost as soon as I became pregnant.
2. To make someone or something plump, chubby, rotund, or fuller in shape. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "plump" and "up." My kids always come home for the holidays looking so skinny, so I always try to plump them up a bit. It has come to light that one of the biggest poultry producers in the country has been plumping up chicken meat with water to artificially increase their weight and subsequent price.
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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.
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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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The company said the multi-functional, pigment-free lip treatment is armed with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 protection and fractionated hyaluronic acid, addressing visible signs of aging while offering intense plumping and hydration to the lips.
It felt really moisturising and gave a nice glossy appearance, but I couldn''t spot any signs of plumping.
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Purple Lab debuted in May 2009 with its first beauty product, Huge Lips Skinny Hips, a lip plumping gloss enriched with hoodia.
It features an innovative Triple Plump applicator with long and short bristles and a lash plumping formula.
To get her look - without spending a fortune on expensive products - line your lips with a pencil that is a shade darker than your natural lip colour, then apply Skin Wisdom's Plumping Lip Gloss, pounds 6, from Tesco, which will make your lips look fuller.
The tingling was quite intense and it was really thick in consistency, but the plumping effect was fantastic.' Reena Foster, Lancs
DuWop throws its hat into the "green ring" with Pure Venom ($24), a completely natural plumping lip stain that contains an organic version of the famous Lip Venom essential oil blend.
TREAT your lips to some kissably gorgeous plumping courtesy of Clinique's Full potential Plump and Shine.
Made from castor oil, wheat germ oil, olive oil, sunflower seed oil and a handful of herbal essential oils, the little lip glosses promise to provide a "plumping, anti-wrinkle serum" that will make lips look fuller and softer.
IF you don't want to go down the Botox route, there is a range of ways of plumping out lines and enhancing your facial contours.
Last year's National Food Survey found people in the UK were turning their backs on fry-ups and plumping for healthier fare.