dump·ing | \ˈdəm-piŋ \

Definition of dumping 

1 : the act of one that dumps especially : the selling of goods in quantity at below market price

2 : the practice of refusing emergency medical care to poor or uninsured patients or of referring them to another hospital without that hospital's consent

called also patient dumping

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Examples of dumping in a Sentence

laws that prohibit the dumping of toxic materials the dumping of last year's fashions by the garment manufacturers

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Boeing said Bombardier had sold them at artificially low prices with the help of subsidies from the Canadian government, a practice known as dumping. New York Times, "Boeing Takes On Bombardier and Airbus With Embraer Deal," 5 July 2018 The city's chief code enforcement officer, Jack Frost, said dumping is tough to prove unless there's a witness that can identify the vehicle or connect the trash to the dumper. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Don’t dump your trash on this Anchorage man’s property. He’ll find you.," 24 Apr. 2018 Now, the area where the snow pile sits is the dumping spot for snow that collects on the roof. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Power Rankings: Not so peachy primaries," 9 July 2018 The smaller 48-apartment proposal would be on land rendered extremely difficult to develop due to decades of activity, including filling and dumping, Neitzke said. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Residents pack Greenfield meeting for proposed 220 apartments instead of homes," 14 Feb. 2018 The Commerce Department investigates and determines whether anti-dumping and countervailing have occurred, which did in this case. Jackie Spinner, chicagotribune.com, "Trump's trade war threatens the U.S. newspaper industry: 'This is insane'," 25 June 2018 China imposed a tariff of 179 percent on imports of U.S. sorghum in April after starting an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation in February. Ruth Olurounbi, Bloomberg.com, "Nigeria Conflict Stops Sorghum Farmers’ Bid to Benefit From Trump," 27 May 2018 There is fear there that the anti-dumping probe could let competitors sneak in, potentially ceding access to the Chinese market even without new tariffs. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Sorghum farmers snared in growing China-US trade dispute," 6 Feb. 2018 This front office's philosophy is to maintain financial flexibility and not become a dumping ground for bad contracts. Jason Jones, sacbee, "Kings Q&A: Will a trade for Chandler and No. 4 work? Are Doncic's stats good for NBA?," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of dumping

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of dumping

: the act of getting rid of waste or garbage especially in an illegal way

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evasion of direct action or statement

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