dump

[ duhmp ]
/ dʌmp /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Idioms for dump

    dump on (someone), Informal.
    1. to attack with verbal abuse; criticize harshly: 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

1250–1300; Middle English (in sense “to fall suddenly”) < Old Norse dumpa strike, bump; modern senses as transitive v. and noun (not known before 19th cent.) perhaps < another source, or independent expressive formation

OTHER WORDS FROM dump

dump·er, nounun·dumped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dump on (1 of 3)

dump on

verb

(intr, preposition) informal, mainly US to abuse or criticize

British Dictionary definitions for dump on (2 of 3)

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 on (3 of 3)

dump2
/ (dʌmp) /

noun

obsolete a mournful song; lament

Word Origin for dump

C16: see damp
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