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.
- 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 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.