dump

[ duhmp ]
/ dʌmp /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Idioms

    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

Related forms

dump·er, nounun·dumped, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dumper

  • As soon as a car was dumped, the dumper would call out "clear," whereupon the motor-man would shove his train forward.

British Dictionary definitions for dumper (1 of 2)

dump

1
/ (dʌmp) /

verb

noun

See also dump on

Derived Forms

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 dumper (2 of 2)

dump

2
/ (dʌmp) /

noun

obsolete a mournful song; lament

Word Origin for dump

C16: see damp
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