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 dumperrelinquish, reveal, own, dump, unload, shake, confide, clear, relieve, divulge, ease, confess, disburden, disencumber, lose, discharge, disclose, lighten, empty, unbosom
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Historical Examples of dumper
As soon as a car was dumped, the dumper would call out "clear," whereupon the motor-man would shove his train forward.The Iron Boys in the Mines
James R. Mears
- 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.