dump
I. verb Etymology: perhaps from Middle Dutch dompen to immerse, topple; akin to Old Norse dumpa to thump, fall suddenly Date: 1784 transitive verb 1. a. to let fall in or as if in a heap or mass <
dumped his clothes on the bed
>
b. to get rid of unceremoniously or irresponsibly <
got dumped by his girlfriend
>
c. jettison <
an airplane dumping gasoline
>
2. slang to knock down ; beat <
the man rushed out and dumped him — John Corry
>
3. to sell in quantity at a very low price; specifically to sell abroad at less than the market price at home 4. to copy (data in a computer's internal storage) to an external storage or output device 5. a. to hit or throw short and softly <
dump a pass to a running back
>
<
dump a bunt down the line
>
b. to hit (a puck) deep into the opponent's zone in ice hockey intransitive verb 1. to fall abruptly ; plunge 2. to dump refuse II. noun Date: 1784 1. a. an accumulation of refuse and discarded materials b. a place where such materials are dumped 2. a. a quantity of reserve materials accumulated at one place b. a place where such materials are stored <
ammunition dump
>
3. a disorderly, slovenly, or objectionable place 4. an instance of dumping data stored in a computer 5. often vulgar an act of defecation — usually used with take

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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