Dump definition

dŭmp
The definition of a dump is a place for throwing away large amounts of garbage.

An example of a dump is a landfill.

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To empty (material) out of a container or vehicle.

Dumped the load of stones.

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To dump is defined as to throw away, empty or unload all at once.

An example of to dump is putting a garbage bag into a trash can.

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To empty out (a container or vehicle), as by overturning or tilting.
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To get rid of; discard.

A fine for dumping trash on public land; dumped the extra gear overboard.

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(informal) To discard or reject unceremoniously.

Dump an old friend.

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To fall or drop abruptly.
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To discharge cargo or contents; unload.
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(slang) To criticize another severely.

Was always dumping on me.

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A place where refuse is dumped.

A garbage dump; a nuclear waste dump.

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A storage place for goods or supplies; a depot.

An ammunition dump.

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An unordered accumulation; a pile.
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(computers) An instance or the result of dumping stored data.
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(slang) A poorly maintained or disreputable place.
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(vulgar slang) An act of defecating. Often used with take.
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To throw down or out roughly; empty out or unload as in a heap or mass.
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To sell (a commodity) in a large quantity at a low price, esp. in a foreign market at a price below that of the domestic market.
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(football) To throw (a short pass) into the flat.
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To throw away (garbage, rubbish, etc.), esp. in a place set apart for the purpose.
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To get rid of in an abrupt, rough, or careless manner.
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(informal) To end a romantic relationship with (someone) abruptly.
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To transfer (data in a computer memory) to another section of storage or to another storage medium.
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To print out (data in a computer memory)
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To fall in a heap or mass.
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To unload rubbish.
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To dump commodities.
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(slang) To defecate.
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A rubbish pile.
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A place for dumping rubbish, etc.
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A copy, esp. a printout, of data stored in a computer.
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(mil.) A temporary storage center in the field, as for ammunition, food, or clothing.
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(slang) A bowel movement: somewhat vulgar.
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(informal) A place that is unpleasant, ugly, run-down, etc.
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(obs.) A sad tune or song.
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A place where waste or garbage is left; a ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.

A toxic waste dump.

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A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
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That which is dumped, especially in a chaotic way; a mess.
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(computing) An act of dumping, or its result.

The new XML dump is coming soon.

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A storage place for supplies, especially military.
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This place looks like a dump.

Don't feel bad about moving away from this dump.

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(vulgar, slang, often with the verb "take") An act of defecation; a defecating.

I have to take a dump.

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A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor (usually plural).

March slowly on in solemn dump. -- Hudibras.

Doleful dumps the mind oppress. --William Shakespeare.

I was musing in the midst of my dumps. --John Bunyan.

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Absence of mind; revery.

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(mining) A pile of ore or rock.
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(historical, Australia) A small coin made by punching a hole in a larger coin.
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To release, especially in large quantities and chaotic manner.
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To discard; to get rid of something one does not want anymore.
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(computing) To copy data from a system to another place or system, usually in order to archive it.
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(informal) To end a relationship with.
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To knock heavily; to stump.

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(US) To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.

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(US) To precipitate (especially snow) heavily.
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(UK, archaic) A thick, ill-shapen piece.
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(UK, archaic) A lead counter used in the game of chuck-farthing.

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To release or throw down in a large mass.
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To place (goods or stock, for example) on the market in large quantities and at a low price.
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(computers) To transfer (data stored internally in a computer) from one place to another, as from a memory to a printout, without processing.
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(slang) To knock down; beat.
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dump on
  • to treat with contempt; demean
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(down) in the dumps
  • in low spirits; depressed
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dump
Plural:
dumps

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of dump

  • Middle English dumpen, dompen to fall suddenly, drop of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Akin to Old Norse dumpa (“to thump”) (> Danish dumpe (“to fall suddenly”))

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary