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English noun: dump

1. dump (process) a coarse term for defecation

SamplesHe took a shit.


Broader (hypernym)defecation, laxation, shitting

2. dump (location) a piece of land where waste materials are dumped

Synonymsdumpsite, garbage dump, rubbish dump, trash dump, waste-yard, wasteyard

Broader (hypernym)land site, site

Narrower (hyponym)eitchen midden, garbage heap, junk heap, junk pile, kitchen midden, midden, refuse heap, rubbish heap, scrapheap, toxic dumpsite, toxic waste dump, toxic waste site, trash heap, trash pile

3. dump (communication) (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs

Broader (hypernym)copy, written matter

Narrower (hyponym)core dump

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

4. dump (artifact) a place where supplies can be stored

SamplesAn ammunition dump.

Broader (hypernym)depot, entrepot, storage, store, storehouse

English verb: dump

1. dump (possession) throw away as refuse

SamplesNo dumping in these woods!.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out

2. dump (possession) sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly

SamplesThe company dumped him after many years of service.
She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)get rid of, remove

3. dump (possession) sell at artificially low prices


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)sell

4. dump (motion) drop (stuff) in a heap or mass

SamplesThe truck dumped the garbage in the street.

ExamplesThey dump the books into the box

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)drop

5. dump (motion) fall abruptly

SamplesIt plunged to the bottom of the well.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)drop

Verb groupdive, plunge, plunk

6. dump (contact) knock down with force

SamplesHe decked his opponent.

Synonymscoldcock, deck, floor, knock down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat

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