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fly-tip

Syllabification: fly-tip

Definition of fly-tip in English:

verb

[no object] British
Dump waste illegally.
Example sentences
  • The government also announced new measures to control illegal dumping of waste, known as fly-tipping.
  • By charging people for household waste, wouldn't this lead to an increase in fly-tipping?
  • Some businesses now prefer to risk fly-tipping rather than dispose of their waste in the normal way.

Derivatives

fly-tipper

1
noun
Example sentences
  • But at 5.30 pm the same day the fly-tippers were back filling it up again with beds, doors and carpets.
  • We urge anybody not to tackle fly-tippers but to note the vehicle registration number and report it to the council.
  • Clearing up after fly-tippers costs the Council a lot of time and money each year and we are determined to catch those who do it.

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