dump


dump
1 verb
1 PUT STH SOMEWHERE (transitive always + adv/prep) to put something such as a load, bag etc somewhere in a careless, untidy way: dump sth in/on/there etc: Who dumped all these books on my desk?
2 GET RID OF (T) to get rid of someone or something that you do not want: I hear Lucy has dumped her boyfriend. | Let's dump the car and walk the rest of the way.
3 SELL GOODS (T) to get rid of goods by selling them in a foreign country at a much lower price
4 COPY INFORMATION (T) technical to copy information stored in a computer's memory on to something else such as a disk or magnetic tape
5 dumping ground a place where you send people or things that you want to get rid of: The estate is a dumping ground for problem tenants.
dump on sb phrasal verb (T) AmE informal
1 to criticize someone very strongly and often unfairly: Don't dump on the teachers we've got, they're doing a good job.
2 to tell someone all your problems: Sorry to dump on you like that, I was feeling kind of low.
2 noun (C)
1 WASTE a place where unwanted waste is taken and left: the town rubbish dump
2 WEAPONS a place where military supplies are stored, or the supplies themselves: an ammunition dump
3 UNPLEASANT PLACE informal a place that is unpleasant to live in because it is dirty, ugly, untidy etc: Do something about your room, it's a dump.
4 down in the dumps informal very sad and without much interest in life: I've been feeling a bit down in the dumps lately.
5 COMPUTER technical the act of copying the information stored in a computer's memory onto something else, such as a disk

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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