Sunday, 12 October 2008

plump or plunk?


–verb (used without object)

1. to drop or fall heavily or suddenly; come down abruptly or with direct impact. 

2. Chiefly British. to vote exclusively for one candidate in an election, instead of distributing or splitting one's votes among a number. 

–verb (used with object)

3. to drop or throw heavily or suddenly (often fol. by down): He plumped himself down and fell asleep. 

4. to utter or say bluntly (often fol. by out): She plumps out the truth at the oddest times. 

5. to praise or extol: road signs plumping the delights of a new candy bar. 


–verb (used with object)

1. to pluck (a stringed instrument or its strings); twang: to plunk a guitar. 

2. to throw, push, put, drop, etc., heavily or suddenly; plump (often fol. by down): Plunk down your money. She plunked herself down on the seat. 

3. to push, shove, toss, etc. (sometimes fol. by in, over, etc.): to plunk the ball over the net; to plunk a pencil into a drawer. 

–verb (used without object)

4. to give forth a twanging sound. 

5. to drop heavily or suddenly; plump (often fol. by down): to plunk down somewhere and take a nap. 


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