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  1. dump(def 17).
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Origin of dumping-ground

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Historical Examples of dumping-ground

  • This dumping-ground is a mile and a half from the Hotel Union.

    Industrial Cuba

    Robert P. Porter

  • This country must not be made the dumping-ground for foreign vagabondism.

  • America long remained a dumping-ground for nearly all the nations of the world having an excess of population.

  • The terminal moraine is the dumping-ground of this mass of material, where the ice river melts.

  • Frost was the agent, ice was his delver, water his carrier, and the basin of Lake Ontario his dumping-ground.