dump

A dump is a place where trash is stored in piles and often buried underground. If you have an old bike that can't be repaired, you might take it to the dump.

Some towns have dumps where residents can freely dispose of garbage, while others require people to pay for the rubbish they bring. You can also call a dump a "landfill," but dump makes sense — it comes from the verb dump, "to toss, drop, or throw away." A figurative meaning of the word is to abruptly and unkindly break off a romantic relationship with someone: "It would be so mean to dump him on his birthday."

Primary Meanings of dump

1.
nv
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
drop (stuff) in a heap or mass
2.
v
knock down with force
3.
n
a coarse term for defecation
4.
n
(computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
Full Definitions of dump
1

n a piece of land where waste materials are dumped

Synonyms:
dumpsite, garbage dump, rubbish dump, trash dump, waste-yard, wasteyard
Types:
eitchen midden, kitchen midden, midden
(archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement
garbage heap, junk heap, junk pile, refuse heap, rubbish heap, scrapheap, trash heap, trash pile
an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter
toxic dumpsite, toxic waste dump, toxic waste site
a location where toxic wastes can be or have been disposed of (often illegally)
Type of:
land site, site
the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

n a place where supplies can be stored

“an ammunition dump
Type of:
depot, entrepot, storage, store, storehouse
a depository for goods

v drop (stuff) in a heap or mass

“The truck dumped the garbage in the street”
Type of:
drop
let fall to the ground

v throw away as refuse

“No dumping in these woods!”
Type of:
cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out
throw or cast away

v sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly

“The company dumped him after many years of service”
“She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man”
Synonyms:
ditch
Type of:
get rid of, remove
dispose of

v sell at artificially low prices

Synonyms:
underprice
Type of:
sell
exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
2

v knock down with force

Synonyms:
coldcock, deck, floor, knock down
Type of:
beat
hit repeatedly

v fall abruptly

Synonyms:
plunge
dive, plunge, plunk
drop steeply
Type of:
drop
to fall vertically
3

n a coarse term for defecation

4

n (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs

Types:
core dump
(computer science) dump of the contents of the chief registers in the CPU; usually used for debugging
Type of:
copy, written matter
matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials

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