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
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The storm will dump plenty of rain, with 3 to 5 inches possible within a two-day span where the heaviest rain occurs.—Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2023 The list of what was dumped on Kjerstad seemed endless, from mango salsa to ice cream to olive oil.—Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 18 Sep. 2023 One poor pitch in either scenario would have dumped the Rangers into an early deficit.—Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2023 And, a major part of his 2017 stand-up special, Homecoming King, about being dumped by his prospective prom date at the last minute because of his skin color, was disputed by the woman herself.—Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 15 Sep. 2023 PranQster From: North Coast, Fort Bragg ABV: 7.6 percent
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Drink or dump: Drink.—Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 The catastrophe was triggered by Mediterranean Storm Daniel, which over the weekend dumped almost 16 inches of rain within 24 hours on Libya’s northeast coast — a region that normally receives about 0.06 inches over the entire month of September.—Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Scientists say the Mediterranean storm that dumped torrential rain on the Libyan coast is just the latest extreme weather event to carry some hallmarks of climate change.—Samy Magdy, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2023 When Ellroy was ten, his mother was strangled to death; her body was dumped, her killer never found.—Parul Sehgal, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 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
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perhaps from Middle Dutch dompen to immerse, topple; akin to Old Norse dumpa to thump, fall suddenly