You can dump the coats on the bed.
I dumped the coffee down the drain.
The murderer dumped the body in the river. Noun
We bring our trash to the town dump on Saturdays.
all of the used packaging eventually ends up in the dump
Recent Examples on the Web
In September, a powerful storm dumped torrential rain over the Mediterranean, rupturing two dams in Libya and killing thousands in the city of Derna.—Jenny Gross, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 It had been transformed from pagan temple to church, then mosque, then military garrison and munitions dump.—William Booth, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 The Path Down The safest way to bring the ISS down to Earth, NASA officials say, is to dump it into the sparsely inhabited expanses of the southern Pacific Ocean to reduce the odds of harm.—Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 21 Nov. 2023 In early October, Björk joined agricultural workers and other citizens at a demonstration in Reykjavik, where some protesters dumped insecticide on fish carcasses that were laid out on the steps of Iceland’s parliamentary building.—Allison Hussey, Pitchfork, 21 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, unbeknown to her, Al Fayed is pressuring Dodi into dumping his fiancé in order to pursue a relationship with Diana — a move that results in the couple making that final, unscheduled stop in Paris so Dodi can pick up an engagement ring and fulfil his father’s ambitions.—K.j. Yossman, Variety, 16 Nov. 2023 Las Vegas already fired its head coach, and Buffalo dumped its offensive coordinator Tuesday.—Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 Los Angeles surveillance video shows man dumping large bag where headless body found
Police visited Haskell's home twice last week.—Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 13 Nov. 2023 My mother suffered in misery without pain medication, and our family dumped the agency and switched to a nonprofit.—Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023
Just four years later, Howard found himself being traded away in a salary dump.—Tim Bontemps, chicagotribune.com, 21 June 2017 New York City is gradually transforming its largest trash dump, Fresh Kills on Staten Island, into a vast expanse of parkland and restored natural areas.—Andres Viglucci, miamiherald, 15 June 2017 A colleague got him to shore, and flagged down a dump truck, which took Stewart to a hospital.—Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, 8 June 2017 The driver of the dump truck, which was registered to Harry Brown Trucking Inc., of Hebron, was not injured in the crash.—Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, 7 June 2017 The chemicals apparently had leached into the water from waste dumps, where the company disposed of the chemicals, ending in the 1970s.—Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, 6 June 2017 The latter came after Sandburg setter Connor Kelly put the Eagles on top with a dump and a block on consecutive plays.—Logan Malloy, Daily Southtown, 30 May 2017 Three possessions later, Tapan put the public team up, 24-21, on a timely dump.—Andrew J. Campa, Burbank Leader, 4 June 2017 A man paving a private driveway in Whiteford suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a dump truck Tuesday afternoon, according to Harford County fire and EMS officials.—David Anderson, The Aegis, 30 May 2017 See More
These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'dump.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.
perhaps from Middle Dutch dompen to immerse, topple; akin to Old Norse dumpa to thump, fall suddenly