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"plump" in British English

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plumpadjective

uk   us   /plʌmp/
C2 having a ​pleasantlysoft, ​roundedbody or ​shape: a ​nice plump ​chicken plump ​juicygrapes a ​child with plump ​rosycheeksC2 polite word forfat: He's got ​rather plump since I last ​saw him.
plumpness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈplʌmp.nəs/

plumpverb [T]

uk   us   /plʌmp/
to ​shake and ​push something to make it round and ​soft: My ​aunt was ​busystraighteningfurniture and plumping cushions.
(Definition of plump from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plump" in American English

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plumpadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /plʌmp/
having a ​soft, ​roundedshape; ​slightlyfat: plump ​hands a plump, ​middle-aged woman The ​berries are plump and ​juicy.

plumpverb [T]

 us   /plʌmp/
to ​shake or ​pat something to make it ​bigger, ​rounder, and ​softer: The ​nurse plumped the ​pillows.
(Definition of plump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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