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Meaning & Definition of Dump in English

English

Dump

/dəmp/

noun

1. A coarse term for defecation

  • "He took a shit"
    synonym:
  • shit
  • ,
  • dump

2. A piece of land where waste materials are dumped

    synonym:
  • dump
  • ,
  • 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
    synonym:
  • dump

4. A place where supplies can be stored

  • "An ammunition dump"
    synonym:
  • dump

verb

1. Throw away as refuse

  • "No dumping in these woods!"
    synonym:
  • dump

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"
    synonym:
  • dump
  • ,
  • ditch

3. Sell at artificially low prices

    synonym:
  • dump
  • ,
  • underprice

4. Drop (stuff) in a heap or mass

  • "The truck dumped the garbage in the street"
    synonym:
  • dump

5. Fall abruptly

  • "It plunged to the bottom of the well"
    synonym:
  • plunge
  • ,
  • dump

6. Knock down with force

  • "He decked his opponent"
    synonym:
  • deck
  • ,
  • coldcock
  • ,
  • dump
  • ,
  • knock down
  • ,
  • floor

Examples of using

Today I hooked my trailer up to my car, filled it with rubbish and took a very full load to the local rubbish dump.
"I guess you have to be a fool to dump Hermione..." - "Took you long enough... She's behind your back." - "What the hell?!"
The rubbish dump stinks.