Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DUMP NP2[patient]
He came in with four shopping bags and dumped them on the table.
The truck dumped the gravel in the driveway.
She dumped the baby on my lap and plopped into a chair.
He dumped the news on her, not caring if she was unprepared.
With a swinging left he dumped his opponent on the canvas.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5, 6
NOTE: Although this sense may or may not involve something being dropped, an essential part of its meaning is getting rid of something unwanted.
NOTE: This sense also includes selling unwanted goods cheaply as a way of getting rid of them.
Every hour, 1700 mobiles are dumped by Britons buying better ones.
No dumping in these woods!
The tax was so unpopular that the government decided to dump it.
Several old cars had been dumped near the beach.
Toxic chemicals continue to be dumped in the North Sea.
They dumped their baby on your doorstep and dissappeared?
They accused the West of dumping out-of-date medicines on Third World countries.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[human]] DUMP NP2[human[patient]]
NOTE: the relationship could be romantic or otherwise. This sense also has the notion of 'getting rid of unwanted item', but it's more than that since it has to do with severing a human relationship.
The company dumped him after many years of service.
He dumped his wife and married a girl half his age.
He is a narcissist, but I won't dump the candidate I've already invested in.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2