English version

dump

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
dumpdump1 /dʌmp/ ●●● S3 verb [transitive]  1 put something somewhere [always + adverb/preposition]PUT to put something somewhere in a careless untidy way 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.see thesaurus at put2 get rid of somethingGET RID OF a) 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. b) 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.3 end relationship informal to end a relationship with someone Vicky dumped Neil yesterday.4 sell goodsBBT to get rid of goods by selling them in a foreign country at a much lower pricedump in/on a campaign to stop cheap European beef being dumped in West Africa5 copy informationTD technical to copy information stored in a computer’s memory on to something else such as a disk or magnetic tape dumping dump on somebody
→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dumpThey agreed to observe the moratorium, and to resume dumping after 2007 only in consultation with other signatory states.Who dumped all these books on my desk?They were accused of dumping computer chips on the U.S. market.A long list of Silicon Valley companies were unceremoniously dumped from the Net for several hours Friday.Hill had to drive six miles just to dump her garden waste."Why did he dump her?" "He met somebody else."I mean he just used her emotionally and then dumped her.I think the guy's a jerk. I'm glad Debbie dumped him.The half-burned bodies were dumped in mass graves.Toxic waste is being dumped into the ocean.He gathered in the tarpaulin as a yachtsman might a spinnaker and dumped it behind him before peering into the semi-darkness.During the offseason they dumped Mike Gartner to Phoenix for a fourth-round pick, a fire-sale sort of deal.I dumped my heavy suitcase down on the doorstep.Q: Should I dump my laserdisc player?People dump rubbish in the lanes, and the council is slow to clean it up.And if the market plunges, many Wall Street newcomers might dump stocks and mutual funds as quickly as they bought them.You told them to dump the body in the bay, where it wouldn't be found for a while.People who want to get rid of old cars sometimes dump them in the woods.Should I dump this coffee? It's cold.dump in/onHere are scattered numerous slate boulders which have been carried by glacier action and dumped on a limestone shelf.A tanker driver on his way to an illegal dump in Co.The rest is dumped in landfill sites.These are then traced on a touch-sensitive drawing board to make digital data signals which are dumped in the computer memory.She was given a travel warrant and dumped on the pavement outside the prison.The reason Hillary Clinton dumped in the polls is that she scared a good many men in this country.These kids are being dumped in the streets without jobs.Habitual petty thieves and drug addicts dumped on top of their already bulging caseload become their newest clients.
Related topics: Military, Computers
dumpdump2 ●●○ noun [countable]  1 wasteDHC a place where unwanted waste is taken and leftrubbish dump British English, garbage dump American English The fire probably started in a rubbish dump. Put the rest into a sack to take to the dump. an underground nuclear waste dump a dump site2 weaponsPM a place where military supplies are stored, or the supplies themselves There has been a series of explosions in an ammunition dump.3 unpleasant placeUNTIDY informal a place that is unpleasant to live in because it is dirty, ugly, untidy etc What a dump, ’ she added as they entered the village. Why are you living in a dump like this?4 down in the dumps5 computerTD technical the act of copying the information stored in a computer’s memory onto something else, such as a disk a screen dump6 take a dump
Examples from the Corpus
dumpHow can you live here? This place is a dump.Why don't you do something about your room - it's a dump.an ammunition dumpAs dump opponents had feared, it explicitly sidesteps many of the ecological concerns raised last fall by Park Service scientists.There was a car dump there now.The State of Illinois, south of Chicago, is an endless dump.a garbage dumpSoroka also said market conditions would keep Allied from increasing dump tip fees.Over in the sanitation department, long-neglected dumps are in urgent need of attention.The Ewells' place is a real dump.Brown and gold among the green, purple flowers, the gorse in sunny dumps.The initial reaction of the community to the news of the dump was that it was only what could be expected.Though Aurul had posted two guards on the dump, they made no visible efforts to stop them.waste dumpSecondly, low-grade sources of minerals and waste dumps can be efficiently exploited.Some environmentalists have expressed concern that using old mines as waste dumps could be both dangerous and expensive.Communities of fish and invertebrates are attracted to structures such as oil platforms and nuclear waste dumps.For every tonne of waste dumped in a landfill site, the Treasury demands £1 1.Some manufacturing companies are also voluntarily cleaning up old waste dumps.The waste dump must be on a site with a suitable underlying geology; 2.There is still no provision for a national toxic wastes dump.The programme makes no mention, however, of highly expensive tasks of cleaning up toxic waste dumps and military sites.What a dumpWhat a place! What a dump.
From Longman Business Dictionarydumpdump /dʌmp/ verb [transitive]1to put waste in a particular place, especially illegallyLAW11 million gallons of crude oil were illegally dumped into Prince William Sound.2to sell something that you do not wantBut before you call your broker and dump all your stockholdings, consider some other data.3COMMERCEECONOMICSto sell products cheaply in an export market, perhaps in order to increase your share of the market thereJapanese-made display screens are being dumped in the US at below-market prices.dumping noun [uncountable]Anti-dumping duties are intended to eliminate the difference between an allegedly unfair import price and a higher home-market price.4COMPUTING to copy information from a computer onto another computer, or onto a TAPE or a DISKOrders placed by credit card are automatically dumped into the computer system.→ See Verb table
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
dump
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydump
he, she, itdumps
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydumped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dumped
he, she, ithas dumped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dumped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dump
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dumped
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam dumping
he, she, itis dumping
> View More
you, we, theyare dumping
Past
I, he, she, itwas dumping
you, we, theywere dumping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dumping
he, she, ithas been dumping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dumping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dumping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dumping
> View Less