1. (orig. US, also dump off, dump out) to get rid of, to dispose of.
|Diary 16 Mar. in Parsons (1893) 62: The Street Commissioners selected sites to dump the dirt from the streets.|
|Knickerbocker (N.Y.) XII 463: The ships [...] may ‘dump’ their stores at the very doors of the numerous mills [DA].|
|Amateur Cracksman (1992) 129: Have you dumped it overboard?|
|Five Notions 35: It reely ain’t no good, my boys, it reely ain’t no good: / They dump you into London – an’ London ain’t no good.‘Hospital’ in|
|Strictly Business (1915) 60: Guess he’ll dump me out when he gets to some joint.‘The Fifth Wheel’ in|
|Boys’ Realm 16 Jan. 265: Dump him in the street, where a policeman can find him.|
|Thieves Like Us (1999) 89: I’m going to dump you at Dee’s.|
|Observer 11 June 7: Unregulated camping and caravanning and dumping of old buses, tram-cars, etc.|
|Tomboy (1952) 84: Let’s dump the carriage [...] We don’t need it any more.|
|Adolescent Boys of East London (1969) 153: We was pulling up those ‘House to Let’ boards, and we used to dump them in the canal.|
|Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) 106: The first thing he thinks is whether the people in the bus dumped him.|
|Dly Press (Newport News, VA) 12 July 7/4: ‘I’ve heard [...] about people trying to dump it off on me, as an example’.|
|Skin Tight 134: You keep trying to dump me off on some other surgeon.|
|Stormy Weather 242: Dumping bodies is like buying real estate — location, location, location.|
|Indep. Rev. 9 Dec. 4: Headlines such as ‘Dump the Dome, Tony’.|
|Shame the Devil 23: Dump your guns in the trunk, too, and we’ll split.|
2. (US) to injure or kill by gunfire.
|My Dear Parents 21 May 82: An Irishman who was standing near said, ‘If I was one of the men carrying him I would dump him,’ meaning jolt him.letter in|
|Q&A 56: Somebody gets dumped, I grab a stool. ‘Who did it?’.|
3. to beat up; to knock down; cit. 1958 refers to sexual sadism; thus dumping n., a beating.
|Big League (2004) 42: Did you see me dump the big farmer?‘The Bush League Demon’ in|
|Rough Stuff 2: I gave this kid a good dumping with my fists.|
|Dark Ship 153: When they speak of being assaulted, they say they were ‘dumped’.|
|Cast the First Stone 155: We girls call beatings dumpings. [...] Tricks pay a hundred dollars to dump girls.|
|Last Exit to Brooklyn (1966) 16: A couplea creeps wouldnt gives the packages they got from home so we dumpedem.|
|Erections, Ejaculations etc. 271: We saw [Joe] Louis get dumped by the Dutchman [i.e. Max Schmeling].|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 164: The storm passed through. It dumped power lines. Stoplights were down.|
4. (also take a dump) to lose a game, esp. on purpose.
|Lincoln Star (NE) 23 July 8/1: With bad luck [...] another game was dumped to Sioux City vy the score of 6 to 5.|
|Associated Press 21 Mar. n.p.: Players accepting bribes to ‘dump’ games [W&F].|
|Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) 222: Hey, kid, there’s ten grand in it for you if you take a dump tomorrow night.|
|Wiseguy (2001) 161: The players loved it, because they were not dumping games. They could keep their honor.|
5. (US) to confess, to betray.
|Coll. Stories (1990) 141: Get out there and take that rat before he dumps.‘Strictly Business’ in|
6. to murder.
|Amer. Thes. Sl.|
7. to jilt, to terminate a relationship.
|Courtship of Uncle Henry 29: I dunno what’s got into you tonight. You’ve never been like this before. You’ve dumped plenty of fellows before.|
|(con. 1936–46) Winged Seeds (1984) 54: Wally’s dumped me.|
|in Sweet Daddy 29: Dumped her [...] Hauled ass out fast.|
|Address: Kings Cross 77: I had been dumped and I was mad. It was the first time a guy had ever dumped Claudine Hamilton.|
|CUSS 110: Dump Turned down when asking for a date.et al.|
|London Fields 172: If Keith dumped her, which he intended to do, and do soon, like today at the latest, Trish wouldn’t have many options.|
|Clockers 59: He got dumped by a girl.|
|Nature Girl 48: I’m not going anywhere till you tell me the real reason you’re dumpin’ me.|
|Cherry Pie [ebook] ‘The guy that dumped her in highschool. What was his name?’.|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 195: The girl you might’ve been in love with dumped you for some smooth-talking college prick.|
|Thrill City [ebook] ‘What?’ He hadn’t dumped me.|
|IOL News (Western Cape) 27 May [Internet] She blamed it all on her boyfriend, whom she said she had dumped.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 181: Tonight, in this hotel bar, ah’m gaunny dump the best girlfriend I’ve ever had.|
8. (orig. US campus, also dump it out) to defecate.
|Crazy in Berlin 187: I was dumping in my pants for fear.|
|CUSS 111: Dump Defecate.et al.|
|Bounty of Texas (1990) 203: dump it out, v. – defecate.‘Catheads [...] and Cho-Cho Sticks’ in Abernethy|
|AS L:1/2 58: dump vi Defecate.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
|Campus Sl. Apr.|
|Vinnie Got Blown Away 32: As I went in the stairwell someone came out of the shadow and I nearly dumped one there and then.|
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. [Internet] dump n. defecate.|
9. (drugs) to vomit through drug withdrawal sickness, or on first taking a drug; thus n. dumping.
|‘Sl. of Watts’ in Current Sl. III:2.|
|Underground Dict. (1972).|
|Prison Sl. 77: Dump also Lunch Gut When ‘shooting’ or injecting the drug Dilaudid or a good quality heroin, most people become nauseated and vomit within the first few minutes. This does not last long and it is called dumping or spilling your lunch guts.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 8: Dump — To vomit after taking drugs.|
10. to dismiss from a job.
|Gentleman Junkie (1961) 29: He was going to get dumped when Gogroth informed the boss young Spence was not thinking pro-Gogroth.‘May We Also Speak’ in|
11. (US prison) to reject a parole application.
|On the Yard (2002) 342: ‘I hear the board dumped you.’ ‘They shot me down a year.’.|
12. (US) to leave.
|My Main Mother 120: We dump this place for the Apple.|
13. to defeat, to ruin.
|A Very Deadly Game 11: That was the only way we were going to dump the joy-boys who were dealing the big dope [HDAS].|
14. (US black) to attack verbally.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 95: Terms like to blow away, to scream, to dump [...] all connote loud or energetic action.|
see sense 8 above.
see sense 1 above.
(US black/drugs) to excrete bags of drugs after swallowing them when facing a police search.
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] dump one’s change Definition: What one does after he’s swallowed his weed to hide it from the police.|
see sense 1 above.
see sense 7 above.
see under load n.
SE in slang uses
see dump on v.1
see separate entries.
see land someone in the shit under shit n.