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"dump" in British English

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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 shopping bags 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 government decided to dump it. Several old cars had been dumped near the beach. Toxic chemicals continue to be dumped into the river.
to sell unwanted goods very cheaply, usually in other countries: They accused the West of dumping out-of-date medicines on Third World countries.
specialized computing to move information from a computer's memory to another place or device
  • dump verb [T] (END RELATIONSHIP)

C2 informal to suddenly end a romantic relationship 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 leave their rubbish: I'm going to clean out the basement and take everything I don't want to the dump.
C2 informal a very unpleasant and unattractive place: This town is a complete dump!
a place where things of a particular type are stored, especially by an army: an ammunition/arms/weapons/food dump
specialized computing an act of moving information from a computer's memory to another place or device
(Definition of dump from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dump" in American English

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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 longer wanted: 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 leave their garbage: You have to bring household 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 low quality: Why are you staying in this dump?
(Definition of dump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dump" in Business English

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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 stock market conditions would prevent it raising the cash. The star was dumped by the record label after a string of failures.
[I or T] ECONOMICS to sell goods so cheaply in another country that companies in that country cannot compete fairly: The Commerce Department announced punitive tariffs against foreign paper manufacturers accused of dumping goods in the US below cost.dump on sth The producers of the goods are claiming that foreign manufacturers are dumping on the market.
[T] FINANCE to sell large amounts of something that you do not want to keep: As the stock rose, 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 toxic waste is dumped in local rivers or burned, increasing health and environmental problems.
[T] IT to move information 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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“dump” in American English

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