dump

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
dump

Third-person singular
dumps

Past tense
dumped

Past participle
dumped

Present participle
dumping

dumping water on a fire
  1. (transitive) If you dump something, you get rid of it.
    For years the military dumped nuclear waste into local rivers and lakes.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you dump something, you put it down carelessly.
    She dumped her stuff onto the table.
    Giant trucks had begun dumping truckloads of sand on the beach.
    He dumped the kids at the park and headed back home.
  3. (transitive) If you dump someone, you stop dating them.
    My girlfriend dumped me last night.
  4. (transitive) If you dump something, you sell it below cost, often in another country.
    The Americans have accused Canada of dumping its softwood on the US market.
  5. (transitive) (technical) If you dump data, you save it from a large computer to a storage device.

Noun[change]

Singular
dump

Plural
dumps

A garbage dump
  1. (countable) A dump is a large area for garbage.
    2,000 tons of waste arrive in San Francisco's garbage dump every day.
  2. (countable) A dump is the act of emptying something quickly.
    They turned off the cement mixer and prepared for the dump.
  3. (countable) A dump is a place where weapons are kept.
    The army found a weapons dump near the border.
  4. (countable) A dump is a building or apartment that is dirty and not nice to be in.
    Let's get out of here. This place is a dump.
  5. (countable) (technical) A dump is the act of saving data from a large computer to a storage device.
  6. (countable) (slang) If you take a dump, you push waste out of your anus.
    I've gotta go to the toilet and take a dump.

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