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1 fall heavily [syn: flump down]
2 set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa" [syn: plank, plonk, plop, plunk, plump down, plunk down, plump]

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  1. to move or fall heavily, or with a dull sound
  2. to drop something heavily or with a dull sound


  1. the dull sound so produced


  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Extensive Definition

For the sweet, see Flump (sweet).
The Flumps was a popular children's programme produced in 1976, broadcast by the BBC many times from 1977 to 1988, and produced by David Yates and narrated by Gay Soper. The plot revolved around the various adventures of a family of furry, human-like characters called The Flumps.
The various flumps were:
  • Grandpa Flump who played a Flumpet (type of trumpet),
  • Father Flump a keen gardener
  • Mother Flump often seen cooking in the kitchen
  • Posie a child Flump (a girl)
  • Perkin a child Flump (a boy)
  • Pootle a child Flump (the baby)

Episode listing

  • Secrets
  • The Cloud
  • The Magnet
  • Get Your Skates On
  • Moon Shot
  • Balloons
  • Keep Fit
  • Something Different
  • Lend A Hand
  • Quiet Please
  • Grandfather's Birthday
  • What A Carrot
  • Where's Grandfather?
The theme tune is currently being used in a series of adverts for Auto-Trader magazine (18/03/08).


Simon Sheridan The A to Z of Classic Children's Television (Reynolds & Hearn books, 2004, reprinted 2007) ISBN 1-903111-27-7. Features a chapter on the series and an interview with voice-over actress Gay Soper.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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