- to knock down: The champion was dumped twice but won the fight.
- to lose (a match) intentionally: a bribe to dump a fight.
- to put (goods or securities) on the market in large quantities and at a low price without regard to the effect on market conditions.
- to sell (goods) into foreign markets below cost in order to promote exports or damage foreign competition.
- to offer goods for sale in large quantities at a low price.
- to dump below-cost goods into foreign markets.
- a collection of ammunition, stores, etc., deposited at some point, as near a battlefront, for distribution.
- the ammunition, stores, etc., so deposited.
- a runway or embankment equipped with tripping devices, from which low-grade ore, rock, etc., are dumped.
- the pile of ore so dumped.
Idioms about dump
- to treat with disrespect, especially to criticize harshly or attack with verbal abuse: Reporters never tired of dumping on certain public figures.
- to unload one's problems onto (another person): You never phone me without dumping on me.
Origin of dump
OTHER WORDS FROM dumpdump·er, nounun·dumped, adjective
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How to use dump in a sentence
With the presidential election just 36 days away, the possibility of another distracting dump of hacked information looms large.Why security experts are braced for the next election hack-and-leak|Bobbie Johnson|September 29, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Food prices are sky-high while energy prices are in the dumps.Investors look to buck a four-week losing streak, sending global stocks higher|Bernhard Warner|September 28, 2020|Fortune
I was supposed to meet a friend to play at a dump site together.The police officer who turned forensic archaeologist to find thousands of Zimbabwe’s hidden dead|Keith Silika|September 18, 2020|Quartz
I was a fledgling junk collector, sent out to prod garbage dumps for lost treasures.
First, the mining-waste dumps and landfills in these areas are full of materials that are ripe for retrieval, which provides an extra incentive to clean up the environment there.Europe relies on foreign raw materials to power its green and digital future. Now it wants to mine them at home|David Meyer|September 3, 2020|Fortune
The mass dump suggests that whoever did this, their primary motivation was to embarrass Sony Pictures.
They had a comic book section, and I would bring all the change I collected from the week and dump it on the comic book stand.
And the willingness to dump on British women in the name of Sharia law is a rot that runs up and down the length of society.
However, her popularity is waning as the big 3-0 approaches, so Garfield decides to dump her at an antique furniture store.'BoJack Horseman': The Debauched Tales of a Drunken, Groupie-Sexing D-List Horse, Hits Netflix|Marlow Stern|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he stepped on the curb, two guys in a dump truck started honking their horn.
The girls looked down, and with a glad cry of surprise Jess recognized a dump at the foot of the hill.
And there, I give you my word, three High-Pocketses were busy carrying galleys from the type-dump to the proof-press.
And as fast as they could carry a galley of type from the dump, another galley would just materialize there.
Jess had found a tin cup in the dump, and fastened on a wooden handle with a bit of wire.
"Dump her in here, ole-timer," cried Bud, holding out the frying pan emptied of all but grease.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for dump (1 of 2)
- to market (goods) in bulk and at low prices
- to offer for sale large quantities of (goods) on foreign markets at low prices in order to maintain a high price in the home market and obtain a share of the foreign markets
- a place or area where waste materials are dumped
- (in combination)rubbish dump