verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
- 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.
- dummy variable,
- dumont d'urville,
- dumont d'urville, jules sébastien césar,
- dump bin,
- dump on,
- dump orbit,
- dump scow,
- dump truck
- to attack with verbal abuse; criticize harshly: 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
Examples from the Web for dump
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.
Americans dump a lot of food and all the energy it takes to produce it.
I hope to goodness those silly asses wont go and arrest two total strangers and dump them down on us here.The Search Party|G. A. Birmingham
We intend to dump them overboard—just twenty minutes before the scuttlebug arrives.Where I Wasn't Going|Walt Richmond
The ashman was raising a can of ashes above his head to dump the contents into his cart, when the bottom of the can came out.Toaster's Handbook|Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
We take the wrong point of view if we dump rubbish anywhere, for the sake of getting rid of it.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.|Ellen Eddy Shaw
What he did was to stand on his hind legs and dump Joyce off into the middle of the road.The Little Colonel's House Party|Annie Fellows Johnston
- 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
Word Origin for dump
Word Origin for dump
early 14c., "throw down or fall with force," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish dumpe, Norwegian dumpa "to fall suddenly"). The sense of "unload en masse" is first recorded in American English 1784. That of "discard, abandon" is from 1919. Related: Dumped; dumping. Dump truck is from 1930.
"place where refuse is dumped," 1865, originally of mining operations, from dump (v.). Meaning "any shabby place" is from 1899. Meaning "act of defecating" is from 1942.