/ dʌmp; NAmE / verb , noun
[ vn ]
GET RID OF
to get rid of sth you do not want, especially in a place which is not suitable :
Too much toxic waste is being dumped at sea.
The dead body was just dumped by the roadside.
dump sb/sth (on sb) ( informal ) to get rid of sb/sth or leave them for sb else to deal with :
He's got no right to keep dumping his problems on me.
( business ) to get rid of goods by selling them at a very low price, often in another country
to put sth down in a careless or untidy way :
Just dump your stuff over there—we'll sort it out later.
( informal ) to end a romantic relationship with sb :
Did you hear he's dumped his girlfriend?
to copy information and move it somewhere to store it
see lap noun
- dump on sb
—see also dumps
a place where waste or rubbish / garbage is taken and left :
( BrE )
a rubbish dump
( NAmE )
a garbage dump
the municipal dump
a toxic / nuclear waste dump
(also ˈmine dump ) ( SAfrE ) a hill that is formed when waste sand from the production of gold is piled in one place over a period of time
( informal , disapproving ) a dirty or unpleasant place :
How can you live in this dump?
a temporary store for military supplies :
an ammunition dump
an act of copying data stored in a computer; a copy or list of the contents of this data
—see also screen dump
WASTE FROM BODY
[ C ] ( slang ) an act of passing waste matter from the body through the bowels :
to have a dump
Middle English : perhaps from Old Norse ; related to Danish dumpe and Norwegian dumpa fall suddenly (the original sense in English); in later use partly imitative; compare with thump .