- (transitive) If you dump something, you get rid of it.
- For years the military dumped nuclear waste into local rivers and lakes.
- (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.
- (transitive) If you dump someone, you stop dating them.
- My girlfriend dumped me last night.
- (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.
- (transitive) (technical) If you dump data, you save it from a large computer to a storage device.
- (countable) A dump is a large area for garbage.
- 2,000 tons of waste arrive in San Francisco's garbage dump every day.
- (countable) A dump is the act of emptying something quickly.
- They turned off the cement mixer and prepared for the dump.
- (countable) A dump is a place where weapons are kept.
- The army found a weapons dump near the border.
- (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.
- (countable) (technical) A dump is the act of saving data from a large computer to a storage device.
- (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.