[verb oh-ver-lohd; noun oh-ver-lohd]
- to load to excess; overburden: Don't overload the raft or it will sink.
- an excessive load.
Origin of overload
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Examples from the Web for overload
After spending a day in the presence of all that dazzling technology, perhaps the CES attendees were suffering from overload.Temptations of the Flesh in Sin City Are Nothing for 150,000 Nerds
John L. Smith
January 13, 2014
Eighteen years ago the world became widely aware of the plaid yellow suit, the white minidress, and an overload of argyle.Honoring the Iconic Style of ‘Clueless’
July 17, 2013
Yet in much fiction, especially that written by men, overload is not a problem for other emotional states.Boys Don’t Cry: In Praise of Sentiment
Andrew Sean Greer
June 26, 2013
To abate the overload, The Daily Beast created its first list of the best destinations on the Web.
Apologies on the Hugo Chavez overload, but one last post about the fallen dictator.Where Chavez Learned to Chavez
March 6, 2013
"I suppose it's possible to overload the thing," Micheals said doubtfully.The Leech
He had tried to overload the master robot with emotion and he had succeeded.Mezzerow Loves Company
Floyd L. Wallace
People who have been having a famine should not overload their stomachs!
Do not overload me, or hitch me where water will drip on me.
In the meantime care should be taken not to overload the stomach.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art
B. L. Hill
- (tr) to put too large a load on or in
- an excessive load
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Word Origin and History for overload
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