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Definition of "dump" []

  • To release or throw down in a large mass. (verb-transitive)
  • To empty (material) out of a container or vehicle: dumped the load of stones. (verb-transitive)
  • To empty out (a container or vehicle), as by overturning or tilting. (verb-transitive)
  • To get rid of; discard: a fine for dumping trash on public land; dumped the extra gear overboard. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To discard or reject unceremoniously: dump an old friend. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dump" in a sentence
  • "I also keep what I call a "dump" file for each project and whether I am actively working on it or not, I capture ideas and information there."
  • "Technologically advanced landfills - the word "dump" now applies only to old-school holes in the ground - are expensive to design and operate."
  • "The day she squats in Times Square and takes a dump is the day she deserves media coverage."