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dumps

 (dŭmps)
pl.n.
A gloomy, melancholy state of mind; depression. Often used with the: felt down in the dumps.

[Probably from Dutch domp, haze, from Middle Dutch damp, vapor.]

dumps

(dʌmps)
pl n
informal a state of melancholy or depression (esp in the phrase down in the dumps)
[C16: probably from Middle Dutch domp haze, mist; see damp]

dumps

(dʌmps)

n.pl.
a depressed state of mind (usu. prec. by in the).
[1515–25; compare German dumpf dull, Middle Dutch domp haze]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dumps - an informal expression for a mildly depressed state; "in the dumps"; "have the mopes"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
low spirits - a state of mild depression

dumps

plural noun

dumps

noun
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In good time, nevertheless, as the ardor of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
Daylight mortgaged one of his Bonanza dumps with the Alaska Commercial Company, and tucked a letter of credit into his pouch.
And at no time, striking another chord of his nature, could he take the joy in a million-dollar Eldorado dump that was at all equivalent to the joy he took in watching his two sawmills working and the big down river log-rafts swinging into the bank in the big eddy just above Moosehide Mountain.
And then my lamps fall on another party present, who, I says to myself, is failin' in a proper affection toward his comin' son-in- law, so I watches my chance and dumps that powder in old man Riddle's coffee--see?
At least I am, and nearly twenty years had elapsed, and here was I burdened under a load of affection, like a sack of returned love-letters, with no lap into which to dump them.
Beyond this dump there stood a great brickyard, with smoking chimneys.
He was so fastidious and prim about his place that a boy would go to a good deal of trouble to throw a dead cat into his back yard, or to dump a sackful of tin cans in his alley.
I showed 'm where I'd lose out if they stuck to their plan, on account of the dip down an' pull up to the dump.
Up these little crooked streets they will murder a man for seven dollars and dump the body in the Seine.
A group of Payatas residents filed a petition for a writ of kalikasan at the Supreme Court seeking the closure of the dump for environmental violations and health reasons.
Kernel dumps are roughly equal in size to the RAM occupied by the Windows 10 kernel, about 700MB on my test system.
Summary: Residents in the northern district of Akkar are seething over a government plan to dump Beirut's and Mount Lebanon's trash in the Srar dump.