Definition of Plump up

1. Verb. Make fuller by shaking. "Fluff up the pillows"

Exact synonyms: Fluff Up, Shake Up
Generic synonyms: Agitate, Shake



Definition of Plump up

1. Verb. To shake or arrange (a pillow etc) so as to be fatter or more evenly distributed ¹

2. Verb. To make plumper ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plump Up

plummily
plumminess
plumming
plummy
plumose
plumosely
plumosite
plumosities
plumosity
plumous
plump
plump down
plump for
plump in
plump out
plump up (current term)
plumped
plumpen
plumpened
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plumpens
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plumpers
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plumpier
plumpiest
plumpiness
plumping
plumpish

Literary usage of Plump up

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1. 595 Pulpit Pungencies: With a Table of Contents by Henry Ward Beecher (1866)
"... plump up to night after night, away from ordinary influences and restraints, and where there is glitter, and stimulant, and novelty, and temptation, ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1853)
"A cook will say of a fowl which appears deficient in flesh, “ it is a young bird ; it will plump up when it comes to the fire.” A native of Devonshire would ..."

3. Memorial of Henry Ward Beecher by Henry Ward Beecher (1887)
"—men who had no greater morality, or piety, or spiritual experience, but who went back through a long pedigree, one going plump up to Peter, ..."

4. A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire by John Harland (1876)
"plump up, v. to dry, become firm ; eg ' If there comes a fine night, the ground 'till soon plump up.' Poach, v. to tread into holes. ..."

5. Works by Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1826)
"I need not plump up to the elbows, brother," said Sophy, smiling ; " nor is it necessary, that I should be a cook ; but if it were necessary, ..."

6. Report and Transactions (1876)
"I have often heard used by cooks, in speaking of meat or poultry, 'to plump up.' A cook will say of a fowl which appears deficient in flesh, ' it is a young ..."

7. 595 Pulpit Pungencies: With a Table of Contents by Henry Ward Beecher (1866)
"... plump up to night after night, away from ordinary influences and restraints, and where there is glitter, and stimulant, and novelty, and temptation, ..."

8. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1853)
"A cook will say of a fowl which appears deficient in flesh, “ it is a young bird ; it will plump up when it comes to the fire.” A native of Devonshire would ..."

9. Memorial of Henry Ward Beecher by Henry Ward Beecher (1887)
"—men who had no greater morality, or piety, or spiritual experience, but who went back through a long pedigree, one going plump up to Peter, ..."

10. A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire by John Harland (1876)
"plump up, v. to dry, become firm ; eg ' If there comes a fine night, the ground 'till soon plump up.' Poach, v. to tread into holes. ..."

11. Works by Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1826)
"I need not plump up to the elbows, brother," said Sophy, smiling ; " nor is it necessary, that I should be a cook ; but if it were necessary, ..."

12. Report and Transactions (1876)
"I have often heard used by cooks, in speaking of meat or poultry, 'to plump up.' A cook will say of a fowl which appears deficient in flesh, ' it is a young ..."

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