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1    to drop, fall, or let fall heavily or in a mass  
2    tr   to empty (objects or material) out of a container  
3    to unload, empty, or make empty (a container), as by tilting or overturning  
4    tr  
Informal   to dispose of  
5    tr   to dispose of (waste, esp. radioactive nuclear waste) in the sea or on land  
6      (Commerce)  
a    to market (goods) in bulk and at low prices  
b    to offer for sale large quantities of (goods) on foreign markets at low prices in order to maintain a high price in the home market and obtain a share of the foreign markets  
7    tr   to store (supplies, arms, etc.) temporarily  
8    intr  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   to defecate  
9    tr     (Surfing)   (of a wave) to hurl a swimmer or surfer down  
10    tr     (Austral. and N.Z.)   to compact (bales of wool) by hydraulic pressure  
11    tr     (Computing)   to record (the contents of part or all of the memory) on a storage device, such as magnetic tape, at a series of points during a computer run  
a    a place or area where waste materials are dumped  
b    (in combination)  
rubbish dump     
13    a pile or accumulation of rubbish  
14    the act of dumping  
15    Informal   a dirty or unkempt place  
16      (Military)   a place where weapons, supplies, etc., are stored  
17    Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   an act of defecation,   (See also)        dump on  
     (C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian dumpa to fall suddenly, Middle Low German dumpeln to duck)  
  dumper      n  
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dump          [2]  
Obsolete   a mournful song; lament  
     (C16: see damp)  

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1    deposit, drop, fling down, let fall, throw down  
2    coup     (Scot.)   discharge, dispose of, ditch     (slang)   empty out, get rid of, jettison, scrap, throw away or out, tip, unload  
3    junkyard, refuse heap, rubbish heap, rubbish tip, tip  
4      (informal)   hole     (informal)   hovel, joint     (slang)   mess, pigsty, shack, shanty, slum  

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