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Noun

Singular
dump

Plural
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  1. A place where waste or garbage is left; a ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.
    A toxic waste dump.
  2. A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
  3. That which is dumped, especially in a chaotic way; a mess.
  4. (computing) An act of dumping, or its result.
    The new XML dump is coming soon.
  5. A storage place for supplies, especially military.
  6. An unpleasant, dirty, disreputable, or unfashionable, boring place.
  7. (vulgar) An act of defecation.
    To take a dump.
  8. A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor (usually plural).
    March slowly on in solemn dump. --Hudibras.
    Doleful dumps the mind oppress. --Shakespeare
    I was musing in the midst of my dumps. --Bunyan.
  9. Absence of mind; revery.
  10. (mining) A pile of ore or rock.
  11. (obsolete) A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune.
    Tune a deploring dump.
    Play me some merry dump. --Shakespeare
  12. (obsolete) An old kind of dance.
  13. (historical) (Australia) A small coin made by punching a hole in a larger coin.

Verb

Infinitive
to dump

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to dump (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To release, especially in large quantities and chaotic manner.
  2. (transitive) To discard; to get rid of something one does not want anymore.
  3. (transitive) (computing) To copy data from a system to another place or system, usually in order to archive it.
  4. (transitive) (informal) To end a relationship with.
  5. (transitive) To knock heavily; to stump.
  6. (transitive) (US) To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.
  7. (transitive) (US) To precipitate (esp. snow) heavily.

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verb - discard

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