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v. dumped, dump·ing, dumps
1. To release or throw down in a large mass.
a. To empty (material) out of a container or vehicle: dumped the load of stones.
b. To empty out (a container or vehicle), as by overturning or tilting.
a. To get rid of; discard: a fine for dumping trash on public land; dumped the extra gear overboard.
b. Informal To discard or reject unceremoniously: dump an old friend.
4. To place (goods or stock, for example) on the market in large quantities and at a low price.
5. Computers To transfer (data stored internally in a computer) from one place to another, as from a memory to a printout, without processing.
6. Slang To knock down; beat.
1. To fall or drop abruptly.
2. To discharge cargo or contents; unload.
3. Slang To criticize another severely: was always dumping on me.
1. A place where refuse is dumped: a garbage dump; a nuclear waste dump.
2. A storage place for goods or supplies; a depot: an ammunition dump.
3. An unordered accumulation; a pile.
4. Computers An instance or the result of dumping stored data.
5. Slang A poorly maintained or disreputable place.
6. Vulgar Slang An act of defecating. Often used with take.

[Middle English dumpen, dompen, to fall suddenly, drop, of Scandinavian origin.]

dump′er n.
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Noun1.dumper - truck whose contents can be emptied without handlingdumper - truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity
motortruck, truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
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[ˈdʌmpəʳ] N (also dumper truck) → volquete m
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n (= dump truck)Kipper m
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HAFIZABAD -- Three young men of Kuriala village were killed on-the-spot while another sustained serious injuries when a recklessly driven dumper coming from opposite direction dashed against two car near Mahiwala village on Hafizabad-Khanqa Dogran, about 15-km from here, early this morning.
HAFIZABAD -- Three young men of Kuriala village were killed on the spot while another sustained serious injuries when a recklessly driven dumper truck dashed against two cars near Mahiwala village on Hafizabad-Khanqa Dogran, about 15km from here early Sunday morning.
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