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Verb: dump  dúmp
  1. Throw away as refuse
    "No dumping in these woods!"
     
  2. Sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly
    "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"; "The company dumped him after many years of service";
    - ditch
     
  3. Sell at artificially low prices
    - underprice
     
  4. Drop (stuff) in a heap or mass
    "The truck dumped the garbage in the street"
     
  5. Fall abruptly
    "It dumped to the bottom of the well";
    - plunge
     
  6. Knock down with force
    "He dumped his opponent";
    - deck, coldcock, knock down, floor
     
  7. (computing) copy data from memory to disk, or from one storage device to another esp. for backup
Noun: dump  dúmp
  1. A coarse term for defecation
    "he took a dump";
     
  2. A piece of land where waste materials are dumped
    - garbage dump [N. Amer], trash dump [N. Amer], rubbish dump [Brit], wasteyard, waste-yard, dumpsite [N. Amer], tip [Brit]
     
  3. (computing) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
     
  4. A place where supplies can be stored
    "an ammunition dump"
     
  5. (informal) an unpleasant place
    - hole

Derived forms: dumps, dumping, dumped

Type of: beat, cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, copy, defecation, depot, discard, dispose, drop, entrepot, fling, flog [Brit], get rid of, land site, laxation, put away, remove, sell, site, storage, store, storehouse, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out, written matter

Encyclopedia: Dump