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
Some small colleges and large universities, however, were able to push through the semester without an overload of cases, and are now at a crossroads over what to do for the holidays.Two very different colleges share how they kept COVID-19 off campus | Tara Santora | December 4, 2020 | Popular-Science
There has been a lot of discussion about how technology—for all its benefits including keeping us connected amid a time of social distancing—played its part in contributing to our confusion with cognitive overload and misinformation.Stop doomscrolling on social media and read a book | matthewheimer | October 25, 2020 | Fortune
Exactly half of the subjects were classified as functionally overreaching, based on a significant decrease in their treadmill performance after the overload block.
Advice overload plagues everyone and founders have it especially bad, given that most startups have a board of advisors.Startup founders must overcome information overload | Walter Thompson | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
In a world of information overload, when any small question can easily give way to a flood of answers—some more reliable than others—the idea of quick, direct access to the correct one is particularly powerful.
“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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