or off-load

[ awf-lohd, of- ]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to unload.

  2. Digital Technology. 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; off + load

Other words from offload

  • offloader, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use offload in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for off-load


  1. (tr) to get rid of (something unpleasant or burdensome), as by delegation to another

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