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verb [transitive] dump pronunciation in American English /dʌmp/
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present tense
present participledumping
past tensedumped
past participledumped
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  1. 1
    informal to put something somewhere in a careless way, especially something that is heavy
    She dumped her bags on the floor and flopped onto the bed.
  2. 2
    to get rid of someone or something that you no longer want or need
    Over 150,000 tons of waste are dumped annually along the coastline.
    Nolan was angry at being dumped from the team.
  3. 3
    informal to leave someone in the care of someone else because it is convenient for you, although it may not be for them
    dump someone with someone else: They dumped the kids with her parents while they went shopping.
  4. 4
    informal to end a sexual or romantic relationship with someone
    Brady’s really upset because his girlfriend’s just dumped him.

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