or off-load

[awf-lohd, of-]

verb (used with or without object)

to unload.
to transfer (data) from a computer or other digital device to another digital device: Fill the camera's memory card, then offload your photos to your PC.

Origin of offload

First recorded in 1840–50
Related formsoff·load·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(tr) to get rid of (something unpleasant or burdensome), as by delegation to another
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Word Origin and History for off-load

"unload," 1850, from off (adv.) + load (v.). Originally S.African, on model of Dutch afladen.

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