- dumpdump1 [dump]vt.[ME dompen, to plunge, throw down; prob. < ON base akin to Dan dumpe, Swed dompa: for IE base see DEEP]1. to throw down or out roughly; empty out or unload as in a heap or mass2.a) to throw away (garbage, rubbish, etc.), esp. in a place set apart for the purposeb) to get rid of in an abrupt, rough, or careless manner3. to sell (a commodity) in a large quantity at a low price, esp. in a foreign market at a price below that of the domestic market4.☆ a) to transfer (data in a computer memory) to another section of storage or to another storage mediumb) to print out (data in a computer memory)☆ 5. Football to throw (a short pass) into the flatvi.1. to fall in a heap or mass2. to unload rubbish3. to dump commodities☆ 4. Slang to defecate: somewhat vulgarn.1. a rubbish pile☆ 2. a place for dumping rubbish, etc.☆ 3. a copy, esp. a printout, of data stored in a computer4. Mil. a temporary storage center in the field, as for ammunition, food, or clothing☆ 5. Slang a bowel movement: somewhat vulgar: mainly in the phrase take a dump☆ 6. Informal a place that is unpleasant, ugly, run-down, etc.——————☆ dump onSlang to treat with contempt; demeandump2 [dump]n.[prob. < Du domp, haze, dullness, akin to DAMP]Obs. a sad tune or songa sad tune or song——————down in the dumps or in the dumpsInformal in low spirits; depressed
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.