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dump on (someone or something)
1. Literally, to snow on someone or something. Ugh, another storm system is expected to dump on us this weekend.
2. To inform someone of one's problems or woes. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "dump" and "on." I'm sorry I just dumped it on you like that, but I had to tell someone about my mom's illness.
3. To unexpectedly and unreasonably delegate something to someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "dump" and "on." Can you believe the boss dumped all this work on me the day before my vacation?
4. To dispose of something somewhere. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "dump" and "on." You can't just dump all your old furniture on the sidewalk and expect the trash men to take it.
5. To criticize one harshly and undeservedly, often due to frustration. I know you're stressed about the wedding, but can you please stop dumping on me? I didn't intentionally bring the wrong box of place cards!
1. Covered with snow. I'm worried that we're going to get dumped on by another storm system this weekend.
2. Maligned or disparaged; mistreated. I'm feeling dumped on at work because I get yelled at for every little thing that goes wrong.
1. snowed on. The entire Midwest was dumped on with about ten inches of snow. Our town really got dumped on last night.
2. Sl. maligned; abused. I really feel dumped on by all the bad reviews in the press. The jerk who designed this stupid congested stairway hasn't been dumped on enough.
1. mod. maligned; abused. (From take a dump = defecate.) I really feel dumped on.
2. mod. snowed on. The entire Midwest was dumped on with about ten inches of snow.