Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of dumpster diving in English:
The practice of raiding dumpsters to find discarded items that are still useful, can be recycled, and have value.
- Despite telling people to be careful about what documents they discard, a British tabloid did a little dumpster diving at his house and found he discarded plenty of info useful in identity theft.
- Yesterday, rather than dumpster diving, I turned over all the boxes to see if anybody had assembled anything for their homes that I might like to assemble for mine.
- A New York agent goes dumpster diving for furniture.
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