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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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He said, `Everyone loves your show - we call it ``The Healing Show'' ' - I didn't even know it showed in the Caribbean,'' recalls Potts, casually attired and relaxing on an ottoman at the foot of a plumply upholstered chair in the elegantly appointed living room of her Los Feliz home.
Although the film is by no means slavish in its period re-creation, Jacobi is uncannily like Bacon in physical presence and gesture, even to the plumply rounded forearms and pear-shaped face.
This writer has sampled all products reviewed in this article and can plumply attest to one characteristic all have in common: You can't eat just one
Fill each chili plumply with the shrimp mixture, using all the filling.
But in the last of her Carry On Cooking series the domestic goddess is talking turkey - a dish so super spicy and plumply succulent it wouldn't look out of place on the cover of Maxim wearing a pushup bra and suspenders.
There is Edward Ardizzone whose characters mince along plumply through a gothic twilight; John Minton (who died sadly as a young man so his work is now rare and valuable) and Rex Whistler, elegant, witty and delicious.
The flushed and freckled face, curiously wary, is timid but pertly attentive; less plumply girlish-looking than Ruben's portrait of him at the same age in the Rubenshuis, Antwerp.