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  • n  an informal expression for a mildly depressed state
    in the dumps
  • n  a coarse term for defecation
  • n  a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
  • n  (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
  • n  a place where supplies can be stored
  • v  throw away as refuse
  • v  sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly
  • v  sell at artificially low prices
  • v  drop (stuff) in a heap or mass
  • v  fall abruptly
  • v  knock down with force

  • California's reputation as a trendsetter has been enhanced: while most states fight to keep nuclear-waste dumps out, three Mojave Desert towns are fighting to get one.
  • Britain's Atomic Energy Authority told last week what it is doing with the radioactive wastes from its nuclear reactors: it dumps the worrisome stuff into the ocean 200 miles .
  • Last month Manhattan's Tammany Hall was down in the dumps.
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  • Get outta town: 3 quick ideas for your weekend (June 14-16)
    It’s Father’s Day on Sunday. Is Dad a little down in the dumps about lawn mowing and gutter cleaning? Does he just need to get out of the house for an out-of-town getaway? Here are some ideas for this weekend. GO NORTH Got a young dad who needs to stretch his legs? I mean, really
    June 13, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • Winmill Transportation, an established oil field service provider, is looking
    Winmill Transportation, an established oil field service provider, is looking for class A drivers to operate belly dumps and water tankers in western North Dakota. Housing available. Flexible home time. Must pass DOT drug test. Pay D.O.E Please call Dan @ 218-766-3113
    June 12, 2013 - Grand Rapids Herald-Review
  • Dropping in at Dumps
    A surfer pulls into a wave at the Ahihi-Kinau surf spot called “Dumps” on Thursday morning. Last week’s south swell has dropped.
    June 10, 2013 - The Maui News

  • Andre Agassi in The Inquisitr
    Slim dumps a small pile of powder on the coffee table. He cuts it, snorts it. He cuts it again. I snort some. I ease back on the couch and consider the Rubicon I've just crossedAgassi writes. "There is a moment of regret, followed by vast...
  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    A smidgen of good news and suddenly everything is doing great. A little bit of bad news and ooohh , we're down on the dumps,Obama said. "And I am obviously an object of this constantly varying assessment. I am the object in chief of this...
  • Larry Jones in The Canadian Press
    He's pretty down in the dumps about things right now,Larry Jones said. "He talked to me about it three or four months ago, and I told him, 'Don't make a decision based on how you feel right now. Give it a chance.' But I'm running out of...

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