Definition of dumping ground in English:

dumping ground

noun

  • A place where garbage or unwanted material is left.

    ‘the area is now used as a dumping ground by fly tippers’
    • ‘The open grass area is now damaged and is used as a dumping ground by fly-tippers to dump old fridges and washing machines.’
    • ‘A dumping ground for rubbish has been transformed into a prestigious new beach hut site.’
    • ‘Now it is a dumping ground for surplus crops: out-of-date fertilisers and medicines, unwanted meat and cheap rice.’
    • ‘A once-lovely park is now just a dumping ground for rubbish.’
    • ‘It is an offence to swim in the river, which has also become a dumping ground for rubbish, adding hidden dangers.’
    • ‘She is calling for reuse and recycling initiatives to deal with e-waste, as the nation's landfills have become dumping grounds for these products which leak dangerous chemicals such as lead, mercury and zinc into the environment.’
    • ‘It is also a dumping ground for rubbish which can lie hidden under the surface as a potentially deadly hazard to anyone jumping in.’
    • ‘There is a pond between the entrance gate and the main building of the tomb which is completely dry and virtually a dumping ground of rubbish.’
    • ‘A number of run-down plots are also turning into dumping grounds, and this is leading to damage on the boundary fence, which could lead to problems with neighbours.’
    • ‘For many years the site has been used as a dumping ground of many items including certain noxious material picked up by road cleansing vehicles and dumped on the site.’
    • ‘Two cavalierly installed galleries served as dumping grounds for works without an overt social consciousness.’
    • ‘What happens in one or two years when this becomes the dumping grounds?’
    • ‘It had turned into a dumping ground at the convenience of the people of the new estate.’
    • ‘Then the ground was left to become the dumping ground for all the rubbish in the world.’
    • ‘Discussions are underway at present to build a wall at the back of the dump to block-off the entrance to the dumping ground.’
    • ‘It is also a dumping ground for rubbish which lies hidden under the water until some rash jumper or diver makes sudden contact.’
    • ‘Colonies still tended to be seen primarily as valuable sources of raw materials, as dumping grounds for surplus population, or as means of adding to the nation's stock of bullion.’
    • ‘Every other night youngsters are starting fires around here because people are using back yards as dumping grounds.’
    • ‘By 1914 Wiltshire's canals had dried up and for many years they became dumping grounds for rubbish as the war pushed any development plans into the background.’
    • ‘They believe the estate has become a dumping ground for troublemakers from other estates.’
    rubbish tip, rubbish dump, refuse dump, rubbish heap, refuse heap, tip, dustheap, slag heap, midden, dunghill, dung heap
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Pronunciation

dumping ground

/ˈdəmpɪŋ ɡraʊnd//ˈdəmpiNG ɡround/