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dumpverb [T]

uk   /dʌmp/  us   /dʌmp/
  • dump verb [T] (PUT DOWN)

C2 to put down or ​drop something in a ​careless way: He came in with four ​shoppingbags and dumped them on the ​table.

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  • dump verb [T] (GET RID OF)

C1 to get ​rid of something ​unwanted, ​especially by ​leaving it in a ​place where it is not ​allowed to be: The ​tax was so ​unpopular that the ​governmentdecided to dump it. Several ​oldcars had been dumped near the ​beach. Toxic ​chemicalscontinue to be dumped into the ​river.
to ​sellunwantedgoods very ​cheaply, usually in other ​countries: They ​accused the ​West of dumping ​out-of-datemedicines on Third World ​countries.
specialized computing to ​moveinformation from a computer's ​memory to another ​place or ​device
  • dump verb [T] (END RELATIONSHIP)

C2 informal to ​suddenly end a ​romanticrelationship you have been having with someone: If he's so ​awful, why don't you just dump him?

dumpnoun [C]

uk   /dʌmp/  us   /dʌmp/
C1 (UK also rubbish dump, US also garbage dump) a ​place where ​people are ​allowed to ​leavetheirrubbish: I'm going to ​clean out the ​basement and take everything I don't ​want to the dump.
C2 informal a very ​unpleasant and ​unattractiveplace: This ​town is a ​complete dump!
a ​place where things of a ​particulartype are ​stored, ​especially by an ​army: an ​ammunition/​arms/​weapons/​food dump
specialized computing an ​act of ​movinginformation from a computer's ​memory to another ​place or ​device
(Definition of dump from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dumpverb [T]

 us   /dʌmp/
to put down or ​drop something ​heavy without ​caring where it goes, or to get ​rid of something or someone no ​longerwanted: The ​ship was ​accused of dumping garbage ​overboard. She ​missed too many rehearsals and was dumped from the ​cast.

dumpnoun [C]

 us   /dʌmp/ (also garbage dump)
a ​place where ​people are ​allowed to ​leavetheir garbage: You have to ​bringhousehold garbage to the ​town dump.
infml A dump is also any ​place that is ​messy or that you do not like because it is of ​lowquality: Why are you ​staying in this dump?
(Definition of dump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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dumpverb

uk   us   /dʌmp/
[T] informal to ​stop using or ​supporting something or someone: The ​group has dumped ​plans for a ​giant US ​takeover after ​ruling that difficult ​stockmarketconditions would prevent it ​raising the ​cash. The ​star was dumped by the ​recordlabel after a ​string of ​failures.
[I or T] ECONOMICS to ​sellgoods so ​cheaply in another country that ​companies in that country cannot ​compete fairly: The Commerce Department announced ​punitivetariffs against ​foreignpapermanufacturersaccused of dumping ​goods in the US below ​cost.dump on sth The ​producers of the ​goods are ​claiming that ​foreignmanufacturers are dumping on the ​market.
[T] FINANCE to ​sell large ​amounts of something that you do not want to ​keep: As the ​stockrose, he dumped his ​shares, making $160,000.
[T] ENVIRONMENT to ​throw something away in a ​place that is not suitable or ​allowed by ​law: Often the ​toxicwaste is dumped in ​local rivers or ​burned, ​increasinghealth and ​environmental problems.
[T] IT to ​moveinformation from a computer's ​memory in ​order to ​store it: Dump all the ​data onto an ​external hard ​drive as a ​backup.
(Definition of dump from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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