dumping ground


Definition of dumping ground

: a place to which unwanted people or things are sent

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But some ramp users have taken to using the ramps, water around them and even the parking areas as dumping grounds for fish carcasses. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Boat ramps a gateway to fun or frustration," 28 June 2018 Later still, other islands in the East River, like Randall’s and Wards, would be pressed into service, used as dumping grounds for those the citizenry didn’t care to have living among them. Patrick Mcgrath, New York Times, "A Dumping Ground for the Poor, the Criminal and the Mad," 28 June 2018 The Black towns in the Black Belt are now dumping grounds—of fantasies and waste. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "Alabama’s History Haunts, But It Also Instructs," 27 June 2018 Family members who have loved ones in two Jewish cemeteries in Seattle are horrified that dirty drug needles, garbage — even human feces on gravestones — have turned the hallowed places into dumping grounds. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "'Meth on the tombstones': Jewish cemeteries turned into dumps, Seattle families say | The Kansas City Star," 3 May 2018 Kelly was a senior adviser to Pruitt whose role at EPA involved managing the program that cleans contaminated sites, such as dumping grounds and former industrial or mining facilities. Gregory Wallace, CNN, "2 EPA aides leave amid Pruitt controversies," 1 May 2018 Pruitt has visited East Chicago, Indiana, and also the San Jacinto waste pits, outside Houston—dumping grounds for dioxins and other toxic chemicals. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics," 3 Apr. 2017 That's still no reason to treat our streets and parks like dumping grounds. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, "After the Louisville flood, 'the plastic bottles are just a nightmare'," 1 Mar. 2018 Brussels has at times blocked imports of Norwegian salmon on anti-dumping grounds, though Norway has then referred the dispute to the World Trade Organisation. The Economist, "Norwegian lessons for Brexit Britain," 24 Feb. 2018

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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

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