to load to excess; overburden: Don't overload the raft or it will sink.
an excessive load.
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How to use overload in a sentence
“The painting is lush and triggers a sensory overload,” Harding said.Hello, ‘Gorgeous’: Grit and Glamour In San Francisco | Emily Wilson | June 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Users were hacked by clicking questionable pins, which rapidly spread and resulted in a bootylicious overload.'Porter' Snags Lady Gaga for Second Cover; Pinterest Gets a Bootylicious Makeover | The Fashion Beast Team | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is true of all technology: the more advanced it becomes, the more we are forced to multitask and adapt to choice overload.
Livestreams were “down nationwide due to a traffic overload/greater than expected,” the network told Variety in an email.ABC Promised to Livestream the Oscars and Totally Failed | Amy Zimmerman | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It also is home to the Heartattack Grill, an ode to caloric overload where ‘350 lbs and over eats free’.A Tech Millionaire Bets on the Urban Revival of Downtown Las Vegas | Sarah Kunst | January 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the meantime care should be taken not to overload the stomach.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art | B. L. Hill
Many of them had long since passed the red lines that marked the allowable overload point.Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
Mike the Angel knew that those points had been set low, but he also knew that they were approaching the real overload point.Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
And this was all on top of the ordinary human suffering, which did not abate one jot for all its overload.The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
The Cerebral, lacking a large alimentary system, is not tempted to overload his stomach or overtax his vital organs.How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
British Dictionary definitions for overload
(tr) to put too large a load on or in
an excessive load
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