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
Examples from the Web for dumping
Contemporary Examples of dumping
More so than any American activist that was dumping out bottles of Latvian vodka thinking it was Russian in the summer of 2013.‘To Russia With Love’: Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays?
October 29, 2014
Then something funny happened: people began donating and dumping water on themselves.How the Grateful Dead Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge
August 24, 2014
As a consequence, the white-collar gays of D.C. have turned Secret into a dumping ground for personalized gossip.The App Bringing Out The Best/Worst in Washington’s Gays
May 31, 2014
Big companies are flirting with dumping high-cost employees off their private health plans onto Obamacare—legally.Hold On to Your Health Care
Kaiser Health News
May 7, 2014
Some states are now tweaking the standards and dumping the “Common Core” label.The Incredibly Stupid War on the Common Core
Charles Upton Sahm
April 21, 2014
Historical Examples of dumping
I want to break off with her first and not leave her all the glory of dumping me.The Middle Class Gentleman
Dumping him into the car, Joe mounted hastily and drove off.The Burning Spear
For several days, the south of England was a dumping ground—from somewhere.The Book of the Damned
It's dumping a chap in real playing that shows you what's wanted.Left End Edwards
Ralph Henry Barbour
A rotating brush was used to keep the belt clean at the dumping end.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
- 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.
The sale of goods of one nation in the markets of a second nation at less than the price charged within the first nation. Dumping can eliminate competitors by undercutting their prices.