English version

plump for something/somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplump for something/somebody phrasal verb British English informalCHOOSEto choose something or someone after thinking carefully about it Finally we plumped for a bottle of champagne. plump→ See Verb table
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plump for Do you plump for a bottle with an attractive label or simply stick to a wine that is familiar?Ideally, you should also plump for a company that offers a free technical support hotline.We could just plump for Aristotle's report, as the earliest and therefore most reliable.With more and more options to choose from, customers and software developers are increasingly reluctant to plump for just one.But asked to name some influences, they plump for Nick Drake and Neil Young.People who like spicy food for example, also plump for strong, penetrating essences such as patchouli and ginger.He'd have liked to plump for the Algarve but, he said wistfully, you do go over the £1,000.Whichever choice you plump for, there are a number of things to consider when routing cables.
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Verb table
plump
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyplump
he, she, itplumps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyplumped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave plumped
he, she, ithas plumped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad plumped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill plump
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have plumped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam plumping
he, she, itis plumping
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you, we, theyare plumping
Past
I, he, she, itwas plumping
you, we, theywere plumping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been plumping
he, she, ithas been plumping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been plumping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be plumping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been plumping
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