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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
brain dump
dump truck
dump waste
▪ They were fined for illegally dumping waste.
dumping ground
▪ Rivers have always been a dumping ground for man’s unwanted waste.
rubbish tip/dump (=a place to take rubbish)
screen dump
▪ Instead waste is being illegally dumped to avoid the tax.
▪ State and federal investigators believe the substance may have been illegally dumped or leaked into the water.
▪ Nine hours after she'd been bundled into the room, they unceremoniously dumped Adam in with her.
▪ A long list of Silicon Valley companies were unceremoniously dumped from the Net for several hours Friday.
▪ If they are verbally aggressive to staff they will be dumped unceremoniously in this room.
▪ Gratefully Paige dumped her bag beside the fallen tree.
▪ When we park the shopping cart and dump our bag, they swoop down to investigate.
▪ You can barely dump your black bag in the bin before the rubbish regulars pounce.
▪ I decided I'd better dump my bags, literally, and make my presence known.
▪ That day Raybestos had succeeded in dumping some 100 bags of waste.
▪ I dumped my duffel bag by the wall and he called for Maria to bring the tea.
▪ The driver dumped the mail bag on the counter, lifting the sealed bag without speaking a word.
▪ You told them to dump the body in the bay, where it wouldn't be found for a while.
▪ Half the time he dump the body out and bring the casket back to sell it again.
▪ Then a wave of feebleness swamped me and dumped my body on the top step.
▪ C., dumped gasoline on the bodies and set them afire.
▪ They tortured and shot him, then dumped his body.
▪ The killers shot Mr Bates in the back of the head and then dumped his body.
▪ She appears only to male descendants of the family who slaughtered her own long ago, dumping their bodies in Lake Darmstadt.
▪ He has used the waste ground to dump old cars, which he intends to renovate.
▪ First thing to do is dump the car.
▪ The couple, who dumped the car and fled, were being hunted last night.
▪ He might make it back by four in the morning, once he'd dumped the car.
▪ She dumps the contents on to the floor.
▪ Manion walked up to a student in the front row and dumped the contents of the puzzle box on her desk.
▪ In his haste the intruder had pulled out drawers and dumped their contents on the floor.
▪ The cops had him dump the contents.
▪ He was about to dump the contents of the porridge tin overboard when we remembered our hitch-hiking friend.
▪ They dumped the contents of a few suitcases on the ground, kicked them with their boots and stamped on them.
▪ A kitchen worker appeared, dumped two black garbage sacks, then disappeared.
▪ Whoever dumped that garbage out there.
▪ Some woman was just here saying you dumped that garbage.
▪ The rest is dumped in landfill sites.
▪ A further 42 percent is spread on farmland and 23 percent is dumped in landfills or piped out to sea.
▪ There have been some real instances of just dumping nuclear material in the oceans.
▪ The reclamation would involve dumping the dredged material on the estuary's Lappel bank.
▪ They have dumped their rubbish on the cheap in the East for years.
▪ The farmer who lives at nearby Eastbach Farm has applied for permission to dump rubbish despite widespread opposition from the village.
▪ The back lanes in the North Road area have been atrocious, people were dumping their rubbish in them.
▪ At present, anything excepting specifically blacklisted substances can be dumped at sea.
▪ The convention establishes the principle that nothing that is harmful to human health and marine life can be dumped at sea.
▪ Over six million tonnes of oil is dumped into the seas annually. 7.
▪ The existing blacklist of substances not to be dumped at sea would be superseded by the blanket ban.
▪ Police believe the two friends were attacked while sunbathing and raped and murdered before being dumped in the sea.
▪ Activists have caught vessels dumping nuclear waste at sea, but most no longer sail.
▪ Besides, dumping at sea is cheap, and so it fails to reflect the possible environmental costs imposed on future generations.
▪ The government is currently considering building facilities for processing liquid radioactive waste and other measures to end dumping at sea by 1995.
▪ It also applied for planning permission to dump at another site it owned at Barnahely, Ringaskiddy.
▪ Raybestos ruled out the possible compromise of a temporary permission to dump asbestos at the site.
▪ The rest is dumped in landfill sites.
▪ According to Greenpeace, 1,100 tons of munitions were dumped at the site in 1991 and 8,400 tons thus far this year.
▪ For every tonne of waste dumped in a landfill site, the Treasury demands £1 1.
▪ Then they are dumped on the street.
▪ Now, there is nothing a politician fears more than a 106-year-old granny who is dumped into the street.
▪ Actually, I can, given the stuff that dolts selfishly dump on the streets of my neighborhood.
▪ Silently, calmly, she picked up the cloth full of steaming pupusas and dumped them into the street.
▪ These kids are being dumped in the streets without jobs.
▪ It was the Mirror too which exposed the massive government cover-up last year over the poisonous waste being dumped on our beaches.
▪ Find out what waste is being dumped near your home and campaign against it.
▪ Residents are concerned that toxic waste may be dumped.
▪ Instead waste is being illegally dumped to avoid the tax.
▪ In one city, contaminated waste was dumped next to a shopping centre.
▪ For every tonne of waste dumped in a landfill site, the Treasury demands £1 1.
▪ Solid wastes are either burnt or buried in landfill tips and fluid wastes are dumped in the sea.
▪ "Why did he dump her?" "He met somebody else."
▪ Hill had to drive six miles just to dump her garden waste.
▪ I dumped my heavy suitcase down on the doorstep.
▪ I mean he just used her emotionally and then dumped her.
▪ I think the guy's a jerk. I'm glad Debbie dumped him.
▪ People dump rubbish in the lanes, and the council is slow to clean it up.
▪ People who want to get rid of old cars sometimes dump them in the woods.
▪ Should I dump this coffee? It's cold.
▪ The half-burned bodies were dumped in mass graves.
▪ They were accused of dumping computer chips on the U.S. market.
▪ Toxic waste is being dumped into the ocean.
▪ Who dumped all these books on my desk?
▪ A long list of Silicon Valley companies were unceremoniously dumped from the Net for several hours Friday.
▪ And if the market plunges, many Wall Street newcomers might dump stocks and mutual funds as quickly as they bought them.
▪ During the offseason they dumped Mike Gartner to Phoenix for a fourth-round pick, a fire-sale sort of deal.
▪ He gathered in the tarpaulin as a yachtsman might a spinnaker and dumped it behind him before peering into the semi-darkness.
▪ Q: Should I dump my laserdisc player?
▪ They agreed to observe the moratorium, and to resume dumping after 2007 only in consultation with other signatory states.
▪ You told them to dump the body in the bay, where it wouldn't be found for a while.
▪ Communities of fish and invertebrates are attracted to structures such as oil platforms and nuclear waste dumps.
▪ The programme makes no mention, however, of highly expensive tasks of cleaning up toxic waste dumps and military sites.
▪ The exam-ple that first comes to mind is Superfund, the response to toxic dumps.
▪ There is still no provision for a national toxic wastes dump.
▪ Through lawsuits and protests, toxic landfills and dumps near the Hudson River were closed.
▪ The mesquite forests that once lined a river brimming with unique native fish have given way to banks of toxic dumps.
▪ The waste dump must be on a site with a suitable underlying geology; 2.
▪ Some environmentalists have expressed concern that using old mines as waste dumps could be both dangerous and expensive.
▪ The programme makes no mention, however, of highly expensive tasks of cleaning up toxic waste dumps and military sites.
▪ Communities of fish and invertebrates are attracted to structures such as oil platforms and nuclear waste dumps.
▪ Some manufacturing companies are also voluntarily cleaning up old waste dumps.
▪ Secondly, low-grade sources of minerals and waste dumps can be efficiently exploited.
▪ Bigger garbage firms developed as concern about the safety of garbage dumps did.
▪ Trashmore, a local toboggan hill built atop a garbage dump.
▪ The largest group work at the municipal garbage dump near the banks of the river Cauca.
▪ It sat at the southern edge of San Salvador on land that had once held a garbage dump.
▪ He could be very thorough ... A body on a garbage dump nine miles out west of Atlanta.
▪ The entryway was a garbage dump for rotted food, and the stairways reeked of old and pungent uric acid.
▪ Countless numbers of discarded water jugs and plastic trash bags have turned many areas into garbage dumps.
▪ They've agreed to postpone development of a rubbish dump for at least 10 years.
▪ Here there was a natural beach, bordered by a thin band of scrub: beyond it was the council rubbish dump.
Rubbish raid: Thieves broke into a rubbish dump near Ripon.
▪ But over the past century we have made it into a rubbish dump.
▪ They searched for the money-filled teddy bear and were told it had been tossed on to a rubbish dump.
▪ With such vandals for subjects, it was fitting that they chose the Adam's Pass rubbish dump as their study site.
▪ Having escaped from their field, two goats wandered around for a while until they found themselves in a rubbish dump.
▪ People have become ever more hostile to the idea of living near a rubbish dump.
▪ Friends of the Earth is urging local authorities to use the new laws as a means of prosecuting polluting dump sites.
▪ Dangerous wastes will be deposited by error in the rivers and the dump sites that endanger residential neighborhoods.
▪ Concern was also focused on the fact that Ringaskiddy school was within 400 yards of the planned asbestos dump site.
▪ Once a retreat had been forced from one dump site, people believed they could do it again, and did.
▪ a garbage dump
▪ an ammunition dump
▪ How can you live here? This place is a dump.
▪ The Ewells' place is a real dump.
▪ Why don't you do something about your room - it's a dump.
▪ As dump opponents had feared, it explicitly sidesteps many of the ecological concerns raised last fall by Park Service scientists.
▪ Brown and gold among the green, purple flowers, the gorse in sunny dumps.
▪ Over in the sanitation department, long-neglected dumps are in urgent need of attention.
▪ Soroka also said market conditions would keep Allied from increasing dump tip fees.
▪ The initial reaction of the community to the news of the dump was that it was only what could be expected.
▪ The State of Illinois, south of Chicago, is an endless dump.
▪ There was a car dump there now.
▪ Though Aurul had posted two guards on the dump, they made no visible efforts to stop them.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

dump \dump\ n. a coarse term for defecation.

Syn: shit.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "throw down or fall with force," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (compare Danish dumpe, Norwegian dumpa "to fall suddenly"). The sense of "unload en masse" is first recorded in American English 1784. That of "discard, abandon" is from 1919. Related: Dumped; dumping. Dump truck is from 1930.


"place where refuse is dumped," 1865, originally of mining operations, from dump (v.). Meaning "any shabby place" is from 1899. Meaning "act of defecating" is from 1942.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A place where waste or garbage is left; a ground or place for #Verb ashes, refuse, etc. 2 A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc. 3 That which is #Verb, especially in a chaotic way; a mess. 4 (context computing English) An act of #Verb, or its result. 5 A storage place for supplies, especially military. 6 An unpleasant, dirty, disreputable, or unfashionable, boring or depressing looking place. 7 (context vulgar slang often with the verb "take" English) An act of defecation; a defecating. 8 A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor (''usually plural''). 9 Absence of mind; revery. 10 (context mining English) A pile of ore or rock. 11 (context obsolete English) A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune. 12 (context obsolete English) An old kind of dance. 13 (context historical Australia English) A small coin made by punching a hole in a larger coin. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To release, especially in large quantities and chaotic manner. 2 (context transitive English) To discard; to get rid of something one does not want anymore. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context UK archaic English) A thick, ill-shapen piece. 2 (context UK archaic English) A lead counter used in the game of chuck-farthing.

  1. n. a coarse term for defecation; "he took a shit" [syn: shit]

  2. a piece of land where waste materials are dumped [syn: garbage dump, trash dump, rubbish dump, wasteyard, waste-yard, dumpsite]

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

  1. v. throw away as refuse; "No dumping in these woods!"

  2. 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" [syn: ditch]

  3. sell at artificially low prices [syn: underprice]

  4. drop in a heap or mass

  5. fall abruptly; "It plunged to the bottom of the well" [syn: plunge]

  6. knock down with force; "He decked his opponent" [syn: deck, coldcock, knock down, floor]


Dump generally refers to a place for disposal of domestic waste. The word has other uses alone or in combination, and may refer to:

Dump (program)

'''dump''' is a Unix program used to back up file systems. It operates on blocks, below filesystem abstractions such as files and directories. Dump can back up a file system to a tape or another disk. It is often used across a network by piping its output through bzip2 then SSH.

A dump utility first appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

Dump (band)

Dump is a vehicle for releasing the four-track home recordings of Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew. His recordings occasionally feature guest performers such as Sue Garner and Fontaine Toups (of Versus). For live performances McNew has been joined at various times by Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, Todd Barry on drums, and David Ramirez on guitar.

Usage examples of "dump".

Lutea had found for her, they gained admittance to dump their burden, but then all of us were brusquely turned away.

Keebes took off his headset and dumped it on the Pos Two console, then quickly headed for the aft stairway.

Backing out through the curtain, Alec dumped the contents of the mortar into a parchment cone and hurried out past the crowd that had gathered in the street.

The ideal solution, of course, would be to float the dump on top of a pool of alkahest, which would dissolve any evil mat percolated through to it.

According to both Amnesty International and the Muslim Brotherhood, groups of prisoners suspected of anti-government sentiments were taken from detention camps, machine-gunned en masse, and then dumped into pre-dug pits that were covered with earth and left unmarked.

George standing by ready to fly his ass to Anchorage and dump it on the first plane south.

They emerged from the antechamber, bearing the shrouded body, only to dump it before Keir.

Yanking her into the dining cabin, the Argon dragged her over to the table, where he practically dumped her into one of the two chairs.

Ban Sar Din ran out into the ashram from his holy office in the back, dumped out a batch of yellow handkerchiefs, and ran back to his office.

The marksmanship of the Soviet artillery was perfect, and it aimed not at squares, as the Germans had done, but at definite targets, batteries, concentrations of tanks and infantry already drawn up on the line of attack, at bridges, underground ammunition dumps, blindages and command posts.

Staying on here like he did, still hoping his luck was going to go up or down while your local bogman was dumping contrary evidence all over the table.

I cruised the bad boogaloo streets until I spotted the car that tried to ram meparked behind a cinderblock dump circled by barbed wire.

I cruised the bad boogaloo streets until I spotted the car that tried to ram me-parked behind a cinderblock dump circled by barbed wire.

Remo had forced Bugget to drag all the bodies from inside and dump them around the loading dock.

Its burbling stream, fresh from the Huatanay, might at least be cleaner than most European water supplies of the time, but he had arranged to have some chicha poured about them when they were dumped.