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dump

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verb \ˈdəmp\

Simple Definition of dump

  • : to put (something) somewhere in a quick and careless way

  • : to leave or get rid of (something or someone) quickly or without concern

  • : to end a romantic relationship with (someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dump

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to let fall in or as if in a heap or mass <dumped his clothes on the bed> b :  to get rid of unceremoniously or irresponsibly <got dumped by his girlfriend> c :  jettison <an airplane dumping gasoline>

  3. 2 slang :  to knock down :  beat <the man rushed out and dumped him — John Corry>

  4. 3 :  to sell in quantity at a very low price; specifically :  to sell abroad at less than the market price at home

  5. 4 :  to copy (data in a computer's internal storage) to an external storage or output device

  6. 5 a :  to hit or throw short and softly <dump a pass to a running back> <dump a bunt down the line> b :  to hit (a puck) deep into the opponent's zone in ice hockey

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to fall abruptly :  plunge

  9. 2 :  to dump refuse

dump on
  1. :  to treat disrespectfully; especially :  belittle, bad-mouth

Examples of dump in a sentence

  1. You can dump the coats on the bed.

  2. I dumped the coffee down the drain.

  3. The murderer dumped the body in the river.



Origin of dump

perhaps from Middle Dutch dompen to immerse, topple; akin to Old Norse dumpa to thump, fall suddenly


First Known Use: 1784


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dump

noun

Simple Definition of dump

  • : a place where waste (such as trash) is taken and left

  • : a place where military supplies are stored

  • : a messy, dirty, and unpleasant place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dump

  1. 1 a :  an accumulation of refuse and discarded materials b :  a place where such materials are dumped

  2. 2 a :  a quantity of reserve materials accumulated at one place b :  a place where such materials are stored <ammunition dump>

  3. 3 :  a disorderly, slovenly, or objectionable place

  4. 4 :  an instance of dumping data stored in a computer

  5. 5 often vulgar :  an act of defecation —usually used with take

Examples of dump in a sentence

  1. We bring our trash to the town dump on Saturdays.

  2. <all of the used packaging eventually ends up in the dump>



1784

First Known Use of dump

1784



DUMP Defined for Kids

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dump

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verb \ˈdəmp\

Definition of dump for Students

dumpeddumping

  1. 1 :  to let fall in a heap <He dumped his clothes on the bed.>

  2. 2 :  to get rid of <You can't just dump trash anywhere.>




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dump

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noun

Definition of dump for Students

  1. 1 :  a place for getting rid of trash

  2. 2 :  a place for storage of military materials or the materials stored <an ammunition dump>

  3. 3 :  a messy or shabby place <We lived in a dump back then.>




Law Dictionary

dump

transitive verb

Legal Definition of dump

  1. :  to sell in quantity at a very low price; specifically :  to sell abroad at less than the market price at home





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