dumping ground


Definition of dumping ground

: a place to which unwanted people or things are sent

Examples of dumping ground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Varrone believes the killer had to be familiar with the area along Ocean Parkway and likely chose it as his dumping ground because, at the time, the land was covered in thick bramble. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, "Did the Long Island serial killer shop for look-alike victims online?," 11 Dec. 2020 My desk is basically the dumping ground of my living room—books, papers, instruments, and gadgets without homes all wind up there. Tessa Bahoosh, USA TODAY, "20 ways to keep busy if you need to quarantine due to travel or exposure," 7 Dec. 2020 Beginning around 1950, the site was used as a dumping ground for municipal and construction waste. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Remnants of Concentration Camp Used to Imprison Roma Found in Czech Republic," 13 Nov. 2020 The hope was that regulations, such as stiffer gas mileage requirements on vehicles and penalties for companies that use the atmosphere as a dumping ground, would incentivize reductions. Paul Tullis, Popular Science, "New satellites can pinpoint methane leaks to help us beat climate change," 30 Oct. 2020 Historically, career and technical education (CTE) was seen as a dumping ground for students who weren't considered college material. Star Tribune, "Analysis: Racial inequity in who takes career, tech courses," 22 Oct. 2020 The factory’s former dumping ground for broken and flawed pieces has become a destination for those of us with a fascination for the postindustrial. Vanessa Hua, SFChronicle.com, "Beach trip provides lessons across time," 10 Sep. 2020 With pressure building from a court order, a lawsuit and a cacophony of protests, Dallas officials are taking the first steps to clean up a toxic dumping ground known as Shingle Mountain. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "City of Dallas seeks bids to clean up toxic Shingle Mountain," 10 Sep. 2020 Android 10's tiny four-button power menu has ballooned into a full-screen interface and is now a dumping ground for Google Pay cards, smart home controls, and the old power menu buttons. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Android 11—The Ars Technica Review," 23 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of dumping ground

1857, in the meaning defined above

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28 Dec 2020

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“Dumping ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumping%20ground. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dumping ground

: a place where people or things that are not wanted are sent

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