Dump - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʌmp|  American pronunciation of the word dump
Brit.  |dʌmp|  British pronunciation of the word dump

noun

- a coarse term for defecation (syn: shit)
- a piece of land where waste materials are dumped (syn: dumpsite, waste-yard, wasteyard)
- (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
- a place where supplies can be stored

verb

- throw away as refuse
- sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly(syn: ditch)
- sell at artificially low prices (syn: underprice)
- drop (stuff) in a heap or mass
- fall abruptly (syn: plunge)
- knock down with force (syn: coldcock, deck, floor)

Examples

You can dump the coats on the bed.

I dumped the coffee down the drain.

The murderer dumped the body in the river.

We bring our trash to the town dump on Saturdays.

...all of the used packaging eventually ends up in the dump...

He dumped a bag of groceries on the table.

They lightened the ship by dumping the corn in the sea.

She'll be dumped in a common grave.

He had been killed and his body dumped in a pond.

Her boyfriend dumped her.

He'd dumped the car a mile away.

He has been dumped from the ticket.

I have enough troubles of my own - don't dump yours on me.

Merrill dumped her suitcase down in the hall.

They dump tons of salt on icy road surfaces to make driving safer.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: dump
he/she/it: dumps
present participle: dumping
past tense: dumped
past participle: dumped
noun
singular: dump
plural: dumps
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