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dump

verb [T] uk   /dʌmp/ us  

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.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewherePlacing and positioning an object

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 in the North Sea.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere to sell unwanted goods very cheaply, usually in other countries: They accused the West of dumping out-of-date medicines on Third World countries.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere specialized computing to move information from a computer's memory to another place or deviceKeeping and storing thingsOperating computers

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?Ending relationships and divorce

dump

noun [C] uk   /dʌmp/ us  
C1 (UK also rubbish dump) a place where people are allowed to leave their rubbish: I need to clear out the shed and take everything I don't want to the dump.Rubbish and wasteEnvironmental issues C2 informal a very unpleasant and untidy place: His room is an absolute dump!Unpleasant placesPlaces and locations a place where things of a particular type are stored, especially by an army: an ammunition/arms/weapons/food dumpKeeping and storing things specialized computing an act of moving information from a computer's memory to another place or device
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