dump




A dump is a place where trash is stored in piles and often buried underground. If you have an old bike that can’t be repaired, you might take it to the dump.

Some towns have dumps where residents can freely dispose of garbage, while others require people to pay for the rubbish they bring. You can also call a dump a “landfill,” but dump makes sense — it comes from the verb dump, “to toss, drop, or throw away.” A figurative meaning of the word is to abruptly and unkindly break off a romantic relationship with someone: “It would be so mean to dump him on his birthday.”

Definitions of dump
  1. noun

    a piece of land where waste materials are dumped

    synonyms:
    dumpsite, garbage dump, rubbish dump, trash dump, waste-yard, wasteyard
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    types:

    eitchen midden, kitchen midden, midden

    (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement
    garbage heap, junk heap, junk pile, refuse heap, rubbish heap, scrapheap, trash heap, trash pile

    an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter
    toxic dumpsite, toxic waste dump, toxic waste site

    a location where toxic wastes can be or have been disposed of (often illegally)
    type of:

    land site, site

    the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

  2. noun

    a place where supplies can be stored

    “an ammunition
    dump
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    type of:

    depot, entrepot, storage, store, storehouse

    a depository for goods

  3. verb

    drop (stuff) in a heap or mass

    “The truck
    dumped the garbage in the street”
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    type of:

    drop

    let fall to the ground

  4. verb

    throw away as refuse

    “No
    dumping in these woods!”

  5. verb

    sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly

    “The company
    dumped him after many years of service”
    “She
    dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man”
    synonyms:
    ditch
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    type of:

    get rid of, remove

    dispose of

  6. verb

    sell at artificially low prices

    synonyms:
    underprice
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    type of:

    sell

    exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

  7. verb

    knock down with force

    synonyms:
    coldcock, deck, floor, knock down
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    type of:

    beat

    hit repeatedly

  8. verb

    fall abruptly

    synonyms:
    plunge

    dive, plunge, plunk

    drop steeply
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    type of:

    drop

    to fall vertically

  9. noun

    a coarse term for defecation

  10. noun

    (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs

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    types:

    core dump

    (computer science) dump of the contents of the chief registers in the CPU; usually used for debugging
    type of:

    copy, written matter

    matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials

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