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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!
dump something on someone
Fig. to pour out one's troubles to someone. She dumped all her grief on her friend, Sally. I wish you wouldn't dump all your problems on me.
dump on someone or something
1. . to snow on someone or something. Well, it dumped on us again last night. The cold front dumped on the northeast again today.
2. and do a dump on someone or something; dump all over someone or something S(. to criticize someone or something; to destroy someone or something. There is no need to do a dump on me. I didn't wreck your car. The boss—mad as a wet hen—dumped all over me.
1. To discard or discharge something onto some other thing: We weren't allowed to dump trash on the premises. Someone dumped this package on my front porch.
2. To tell all one's problems to someone: After he was fired, he dumped his problems on me for hours. She dumped on me when her boyfriend left.
3. To criticize someone severely and unfairly: You're dumping on me because you're in a bad mood, not because I did anything wrong.
4. To assign some job to someone, often inconveniently and unfairly: The boss dumped the filing on the new employee. The most menial work was dumped on the interns.