1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.
“It’s kind of a nasty song; it’s taking a nasty look at a guy taking a girl for granted and getting what he deserves in the end, which is dumped.”
- Adam Duritz, talking about one of the songs he wrote.
1. Definition - Study the definition.
dump (v.) break up with, end a relationship, stop seeing, stop being romantic with, stop being a couple
2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.
You can use dump to describe any situation in which one person is ending a relationship with another person. The most common use is in romantic relationships – when a girlfriend dumps her boyfriend, or vice versa. For example, if your boy/girlfriend tells you s/he doesn’t want to see you anymore, s/he is dumping you.
Dump can also be used in other situations. At work, a boss can dump an employee if that employee is doing a bad job. Or, in sports, a coach can dump a player if that player is playing poorly.
1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.
””Jeff dumped me last night. I can’t believe it. I am so sad. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I was so in love with him.”“
””When are you going to dump that loser you’re dating? He is not a cool guy. You need to get rid of him as soon as possible.”“
””Mike used to be the best player on our team, but he’s getting old. I think the coach is going to dump him so some younger players can play.”“
””I know Carol isn’t doing a good job, but I don’t think she should be dumped. She’s a good person. I think she’s just going through a bad time right now.”“
1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.
I think it means ’ to end a relationship with someone’ or ‘to ditch someone’ or ‘to walk out on someone’. e.g. ‘she was dumped by her long-term lover after five years.’
by Najib (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
I am pretty sure “dumped” means that one partner ends the relationship and the other feels bad about it.
by Alexia (Bonn, Germany)
I think being dumped means to break up (in the case of a couple)... when you say you’re dumping someone means you’re breaking up with that person… you’ll stop seeing …
by Ana (México)
Dumped means throw away, stupid
My guess: dumped means being discarded or rejected .
by Joe (Shanghai, China)
by Ghazal (Karachi, Pakistan)
We can use “dumped” when you refer to something you don’t want anymore and you just get rid of it.
by Marcio (São Paulo – Brazil)