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dump

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verb \ˈdəmp\

Definition of dump

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to let fall in or as if in a heap or mass dumped his clothes on the bedb :  to get rid of unceremoniously or irresponsibly got dumped by his girlfriendc :  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. 5a :  to hit or throw short and softly dump a pass to a running back dump a bunt down the lineb :  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 and Etymology of dump

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


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dump

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Definition of dump

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

  2. 2a :  a quantity of reserve materials accumulated at one placeb :  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 English Language Learners

dump

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verb

Definition of dump for English Language Learners

  • : 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)

dump

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Definition of dump for English Language Learners

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

  • : a place where military supplies are stored

  • : a messy, dirty, and unpleasant place


DUMP Defined for Kids

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dump

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verb \ˈdəmp\

Definition of dump for Students

dumped

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dumping

  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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