|Origin:||Perhaps from Dutch dompen 'to put in water, throw down'|
to put something somewhere in a careless untidy way:
put something somewhere[always + adverb/preposition]
Merrill dumped her suitcase down in the hall.
dump something on something
They dump tons of salt on icy road surfaces to make driving safer.
dump something in/into something
He found a can of beef stew and dumped it in a saucepan to heat.
get rid of something
to get rid of something that you do not want:
Ellie dumped all the photos of her ex-husband.
He dumped her body into the sea.
to get rid of waste material by taking it from people's houses and burying it under the soil:
Britain dumps more of its waste than any other European country.
to end a relationship with someone:
Vicky dumped Neil yesterday.
to get rid of goods by selling them in a foreign country at a much lower price
a campaign to stop cheap European beef being dumped in West Africa
to copy information stored in a computer's memory on to something else such as a disk or magnetic tape ➔ dumping
copy informationTD technical
dump on somebodyphrasal verb
to unfairly give someone an unwanted job, duty, or problem to deal with:
Don't just dump the extra work on me.
2 American English
to treat someone badly
3 American English
to criticize someone very strongly and often unfairly:
politicians dumping on their opponents
to tell someone all your problems and worries:
We all dump our troubles on Mike.