offload

or off-load

[ awf-lohd, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˌloʊd, ˈɒf- /

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.

Nearby words

  1. offing,
  2. offish,
  3. offishly,
  4. offlap,
  5. offline,
  6. offprint,
  7. offscouring,
  8. offscourings,
  9. offscreen,
  10. offset

Origin of offload

First recorded in 1840–50

Related formsoff·load·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for off-load

off-load

verb

(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

off-load

v.

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

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