- dumping ground,
- dumping syndrome,
- dumpster diving,
- dumpster fire,
Origin of dumps
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.
Origin of dump
Examples from the Web for dumps
In the books, Cersei gets very down in the dumps, starts putting on weight, and hits the bottle hard.Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey on Cersei Lannister’s Future and That Controversial Rape Scene|Marlow Stern|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just when spirits are lowest, sometimes, we look to sky and see giant flock of dumps soaring together overhead.Sochi’s Impenetrable, Utterly Russian Opening Ceremony|Kelly Williams Brown|February 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the economy is back in the dumps, the nation may just want change.
Stephen Colbert Dumps North Korea It seems as if Kim Jong-un is looking to go steady with America.Beyoncé’s Revenge, Hillary Clinton’s Farewell & More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|February 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And the ground coffee is deposited in a little cup which pulls out and dumps neatly into your coffeemaker.
Come here a little minute, Dumps; I want you to help me wind up this tale.Diddie, Dumps & Tot|Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle
Perhaps of all living beings, Mr. Dumps was about the last she would wish to encounter just then.
What mattered it to me now, this babble of dumps and dust, of claims and clean-ups?The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
Each of these dumps is a load of refuse and rubbish pushed outward by the little sapper, which shoulders it up from below.Social Life in the Insect World|J. H. Fabre
Dumps had turned into the road, and was pursuing his way slowly down it.
Word Origin for dumps
- 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
"low spirits," 1520s, plural of dumpe "a fit of musing," possibly from Dutch domp "haze, mist," from Middle Dutch damp "vapor" (see damp (n.)).
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.
see down in the dumps.