“In wartime, one needs more serious things,” he explained, loading up blenders and juice makers.
Romney made a vast fortune in part by loading up businesses with debt, laying off employees, and canceling their health benefits.
Of course, you already know that vegging out—that is, loading up on produce—is crucial for good health.
Those regulations that apply to aviation shipments are enforced by the FAA, and relate to the standards for packing and loading.
They pump their haul of diluted bitumen into tanker cars in the terminal's loading yard, thick with the smell of petroleum.
And his 12-gauge, all ready, save for the loading, lay across the pit to his right.
Neal, in the front rank of Hope's men, was loading and firing rapidly.
A lighter used in Holland, and the ports of the Baltic, for loading and unloading merchant ships.
After loading the other articles, I was ready to return to the Castle.
The vessel being sent light to Virginia, for a loading of tobacco, carried little freight in her outward hold.
"that which is laid upon a person or beast, burden," c.1200, from Old English lad "way, course, carrying," from Proto-Germanic *laitho (cf. Old High German leita, German leite, Old Norse leið "way, course"); related to Old English lædan "to guide," from PIE *leit- "to go forth" (see lead (v.)). Sense shifted 13c. to supplant words based on lade, to which it is not etymologically connected; original association with "guide" is preserved in lodestone. Meaning "amount customarily loaded at one time" is from c.1300.
Figurative sense of "burden weighing on the mind, heart, or soul" is first attested 1590s. Meaning "amount of work" is from 1946. Colloquial loads "lots, heaps" is attested from c.1600. Phrase take a load off (one's) feet "sit down, relax" is from 1914, American English. Get a load of "take a look at" is American English colloquial, attested from 1929.
loading load·ing (lō'dĭng)
The administration of a substance for the purpose of testing metabolic function.
A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat. A positive load is a quantity in excess of the normal; a negative load is a deficit.