dump: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dump), [key]
- to drop or let fall in a mass; fling down or drop heavily or suddenly: Dump the topsoil here.
- to empty out, as from a container, by tilting or overturning.
- to unload or empty out (a container), as by tilting or overturning.
- to be dismissed, fired, or released from a contract: The first baseman was dumped from the team after hitting .210 for the first half of the season.
- to transfer or rid oneself of suddenly and irresponsibly: Don't dump your troubles on me!
- The champion was dumped twice but won the fight.
- to knock down:The champion was dumped twice but won the fight.
- to lose (a match) intentionally:a bribe to dump a fight.
- to put (goods or securities) on the market in large quantities and at a low price without regard to the effect on market conditions.
- to sell (goods) into foreign markets below cost in order to promote exports or damage foreign competition.
- to print, display, or record on an output medium (the contents of a computer's internal storage or the contents of a file), often at the time a program fails.
- to kill; murder: threats to dump him if he didn't pay up.
- to fall or drop down suddenly.
- to throw away or discard garbage, refuse, etc.
- to offer goods for sale in large quantities at a low price.
- to dump below-cost goods into foreign markets.
- to release contents: a sewage pipe that dumps in the ocean.
- to complain, criticize, gossip, or tell another person one's problems: He calls me up just to dump.
- . to defecate.
- Reporters never tired of dumping on certain public figures.
- to attack with verbal abuse; criticize harshly:Reporters never tired of dumping on certain public figures.
- to unload one's problems onto (another person):You never phone me without dumping on me.
- an accumulation of discarded garbage, refuse, etc.
- a place where garbage, refuse, etc., is deposited.
- a collection of ammunition, stores, etc., deposited at some point, as near a battlefront, for distribution.
- the ammunition, stores, etc., so deposited.
- the act of dumping.
- a runway or embankment equipped with tripping devices, from which low-grade ore, rock, etc., are dumped.
- the pile of ore so dumped.
- a place, house, or town that is dilapidated, dirty, or disreputable.
- (in merchandising) a bin or specially made carton in which items are displayed for sale: Fifty copies of the best-selling paperback novel were in a dump near the checkout counter.
- a copy of the contents of a computer's internal storage or of the contents of a file at a given instant, that is printed, displayed, or stored on an output medium.
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