- to drop or let fall in a mass; fling down or drop heavily or suddenly: Dump the topsoil here.
- to empty out, as from a container, by tilting or overturning.
- to unload or empty out (a container), as by tilting or overturning.
- to be dismissed, fired, or released from a contract: The first baseman was dumped from the team after hitting .210 for the first half of the season.
- to transfer or rid oneself of suddenly and irresponsibly: Don't dump your troubles on me!
- Boxing Slang.
- 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.
- Computers. to print, display, or record on an output medium (the contents of a computer's internal storage or the contents of a file), often at the time a program fails.
- Slang. to kill; murder: threats to dump him if he didn't pay up.
- to fall or drop down suddenly.
- to throw away or discard garbage, refuse, etc.
- to offer goods for sale in large quantities at a low price.
- to dump below-cost goods into foreign markets.
- to release contents: a sewage pipe that dumps in the ocean.
- Slang. to complain, criticize, gossip, or tell another person one's problems: He calls me up just to dump.
- Slang: Vulgar. to defecate.
- an accumulation of discarded garbage, refuse, etc.
- Also called dumpsite, dumping-ground. a place where garbage, refuse, etc., is deposited.
- a collection of ammunition, stores, etc., deposited at some point, as near a battlefront, for distribution.
- the ammunition, stores, etc., so deposited.
- the act of dumping.
- a runway or embankment equipped with tripping devices, from which low-grade ore, rock, etc., are dumped.
- the pile of ore so dumped.
- Informal. a place, house, or town that is dilapidated, dirty, or disreputable.
- (in merchandising) a bin or specially made carton in which items are displayed for sale: Fifty copies of the best-selling paperback novel were in a dump near the checkout counter.
- Computers. a copy of the contents of a computer's internal storage or of the contents of a file at a given instant, that is printed, displayed, or stored on an output medium.
- dump on (someone), Informal.
- 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 drop, fall, or let fall heavily or in a mass
- (tr) to empty (objects or material) out of a container
- to unload, empty, or make empty (a container), as by tilting or overturning
- (tr) informal to dispose of
- (tr) to dispose of (waste, esp radioactive nuclear waste) in the sea or on land
- 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
- (tr) to store (supplies, arms, etc) temporarily
- (intr) slang, mainly US to defecate
- (tr) surfing (of a wave) to hurl a swimmer or surfer down
- (tr) Australian and NZ to compact (bales of wool) by hydraulic pressure
- (tr) computing to record (the contents of part or all of the memory) on a storage device, such as magnetic tape, at a series of points during a computer run
- a place or area where waste materials are dumped
- (in combination)rubbish dump
- a pile or accumulation of rubbish
- the act of dumping
- informal a dirty or unkempt place
- military a place where weapons, supplies, etc, are stored
- slang, mainly US an act of defecation
Word Origin for dump
- obsolete a mournful song; lament
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.