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dump

[ duhmp ]
/ dʌmp /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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Idioms for dump

    dump on (someone), Informal.
    1. to treat with disrespect, especially to criticize harshly or attack with verbal abuse: Reporters never tired of dumping on certain public figures.
    2. to unload one's problems onto (another person): You never phone me without dumping on me.

Origin of dump

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English dompen, dumpen in the sense “to fall suddenly, plunge,” from Old Norse dumpa “to thump, strike, bump”; modern senses of the transitive verb and noun are unknown before the 19th century, perhaps derive from another source, or are an independent expressive formation

OTHER WORDS FROM dump

dump·er, nounun·dumped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dump (1 of 2)

dump1
/ (dʌmp) /

verb

noun

See also dump on

Derived forms of dump

dumper, noun

Word Origin for dump

C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian dumpa to fall suddenly, Middle Low German dumpeln to duck

British Dictionary definitions for dump (2 of 2)

dump2
/ (dʌmp) /

noun

obsolete a mournful song; lament

Word Origin for dump

C16: see damp
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