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.
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Idioms for dump
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM dumpdump·er, nounun·dumped, adjective
Words nearby dump
Example sentences from the Web for 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?|Kevin Fallon|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then something funny happened: people began donating and dumping water on themselves.How the Grateful Dead Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge|Barry Barnes|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Big companies are flirting with dumping high-cost employees off their private health plans onto Obamacare—legally.
Some states are now tweaking the standards and dumping the “Common Core” label.
The U.K. also has a history of dumping asylum seekers in detention centers.After Fleeing War and Genocide, African Refugees in Israel March for Freedom|Matt Surrusco|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dumping his bags in the sand not far from the hole, he tried to think what would be best to do.Linda Carlton's Island Adventure|Edith Lavell
Who else would have ever thought of dumping a two-bushel bag of oats into a twenty-bushel bin?Sheila of Big Wreck Cove|James A. Cooper
He was wondering if the yearlings had had the temerity to try their "dumping" so early in the evening.On Guard|Upton Sinclair
As to the foreigners, Europe has used us for a dumping ground for considerable moral and political refuse.
There was too much spilling of beer in laps, dumping of pipe ash into uncovered steins, and knocking off of stiff hats.The Puppet Crown|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for dumping (1 of 2)
- 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
Derived forms of dumpdumper, noun
Word Origin for dump
British Dictionary definitions for dumping (2 of 2)
Word Origin for dump
Cultural definitions for dumping
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.