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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 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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Additionally, the company stated that its Replenix Pure Hydration Plumping Lip Treatment addresses signs of aging by inciting an increased flow of nutrients to the lips to draw a natural, rosy flush.
a form of plastic, suspended in a collagen solution; useful for filling deep lines, plumping the lip outline evening out the nose and filling depressions such as acne scars or grooves under the eyes.
com's Beauty store offers a plethora of information about how their product works for those who want to forgo invasive procedures and are searching for an at-home plumping method that delivers.
The plumping effect was subtle and faded quickly but seemed to last a bit better the more I applied it.
Designed for use in any of Colorlab Private Label's lip-gloss or lipstick products, the addition transforms ordinary sticks and glosses to plumping lipstick or gloss.
One possible reason for that is that users are plumping for a shorter contract in expectation of better terms the next time.
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.
As part of the expansion of the Dermafresh line, we entered into a two-year exclusive distribution agreement with Simon Solutions for the DermaFresh Lip Plumping Solutions, for which Pamela Anderson is the spokesperson.
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.
Contains a plumping ingredient but didn't give much oomph to lips.
Office worker Linda wears make-up every day, but has difficulty plumping up her thin lips.
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.
Nourishing formula of aloe vera, cocoa butter and Vitamins A and E, plus plumping collagen.