- to drop or let fall in a mass; fling down or drop heavily or suddenly: Dump the topsoil here.
- to empty out, as from a container, by tilting or overturning.
- to unload or empty out (a container), as by tilting or overturning.
- to be dismissed, fired, or released from a contract: The first baseman was dumped from the team after hitting .210 for the first half of the season.
- to transfer or rid oneself of suddenly and irresponsibly: Don't dump your troubles on me!
- Boxing Slang.
- 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.
- Computers. to print, display, or record on an output medium (the contents of a computer's internal storage or the contents of a file), often at the time a program fails.
- Slang. to kill; murder: threats to dump him if he didn't pay up.
- to fall or drop down suddenly.
- to throw away or discard garbage, refuse, etc.
- to offer goods for sale in large quantities at a low price.
- to dump below-cost goods into foreign markets.
- to release contents: a sewage pipe that dumps in the ocean.
- Slang. to complain, criticize, gossip, or tell another person one's problems: He calls me up just to dump.
- Slang: Vulgar. to defecate.
- an accumulation of discarded garbage, refuse, etc.
- Also called dumpsite, dumping-ground. a place where garbage, refuse, etc., is deposited.
- a collection of ammunition, stores, etc., deposited at some point, as near a battlefront, for distribution.
- the ammunition, stores, etc., so deposited.
- the act of dumping.
- a runway or embankment equipped with tripping devices, from which low-grade ore, rock, etc., are dumped.
- the pile of ore so dumped.
- Informal. a place, house, or town that is dilapidated, dirty, or disreputable.
- (in merchandising) a bin or specially made carton in which items are displayed for sale: Fifty copies of the best-selling paperback novel were in a dump near the checkout counter.
- Computers. a copy of the contents of a computer's internal storage or of the contents of a file at a given instant, that is printed, displayed, or stored on an output medium.
- dump on (someone), Informal.
- 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
Related Words for dumpdepot, shack, drain, unload, leave, deposit, discard, discharge, ditch, jettison, scrap, empty, swamp, magazine, cesspool, pigpen, mess, shanty, sty, joint
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Contemporary Examples of 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.The TV Superhero Guru Behind ‘The Flash’
October 6, 2014
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.How Britain Made James Foley's Killer
August 27, 2014
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
August 22, 2014
As he stepped on the curb, two guys in a dump truck started honking their horn.Can America’s Favorite Ex-Con Mayor Win Again?
June 22, 2014
Americans dump a lot of food and all the energy it takes to produce it.Will Food Waste Power Your Home?
The Daily Beast
June 16, 2014
Historical Examples of dump
From the kitchen came the dump of an iron, and cheerful singing.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
And I said that it seemed an unhealthy thing to dump all our refuse so close to the city.
For just before us under the dump was a cave with walls of papers and rags.
I certainly didn't do it to help them dump germ-cultures on Weald!
He'd destroyed the lethal bacterial cultures they'd been ordered to dump on Weald.
- to drop, fall, or let fall heavily or in a mass
- (tr) to empty (objects or material) out of a container
- to unload, empty, or make empty (a container), as by tilting or overturning
- (tr) informal to dispose of
- (tr) to dispose of (waste, esp radioactive nuclear waste) in the sea or on land
- 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
- (tr) to store (supplies, arms, etc) temporarily
- (intr) slang, mainly US to defecate
- (tr) surfing (of a wave) to hurl a swimmer or surfer down
- (tr) Australian and NZ to compact (bales of wool) by hydraulic pressure
- (tr) computing to record (the contents of part or all of the memory) on a storage device, such as magnetic tape, at a series of points during a computer run
- a place or area where waste materials are dumped
- (in combination)rubbish dump
- a pile or accumulation of rubbish
- the act of dumping
- informal a dirty or unkempt place
- military a place where weapons, supplies, etc, are stored
- slang, mainly US an act of defecation
Word Origin for dump
- obsolete a mournful song; lament
Word Origin for dump
Word Origin and History 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.