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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 ?
I could hear as well as see that brandy-faced rascal Israel Hands plumping down a round-shot on the deck.
As she did so the top flew open and out popped a dusky creature, rising its length into the air and then plumping down upon the ground just beside the little girl.
So did the room, the fire, the ruddy glow, the hour of night, and they stood in the city streets on Christmas morning, where (for the weather was severe) the people made a rough, but brisk and not unpleasant kind of music, in scraping the snow from the pavement in front of their dwellings, and from the tops of their houses, whence it was mad delight to the boys to see it come plumping down into the road below, and splitting into artificial little snow-storms.
"Well, on the other hand, I actually wouldn't mind if the Russian tycoons, a definitely non-patriotic group, if you ask me, are forced to bring their cash back to Russia, because the more serious the Western countries get about plumping down on Russian bank accounts, the better it would be for Russia, because there'll be fewer hundreds of millions or even billions for the rich Russians to squander and waste in the casinos of the Western world and on the real estate in Spain or in London's Chelsea and New York's Greenwich Village."