verb (used with object)
Origin of overload
Examples from the Web for overload
After spending a day in the presence of all that dazzling technology, perhaps the CES attendees were suffering from overload.Temptations of the Flesh in Sin City Are Nothing for 150,000 Nerds|John L. Smith|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet in much fiction, especially that written by men, overload is not a problem for other emotional states.
To abate the overload, The Daily Beast created its first list of the best destinations on the Web.
Apologies on the Hugo Chavez overload, but one last post about the fallen dictator.
We easily handle problems that would send a computer into overload.
I am sure your legs are long enough, and your person does not overload them.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
He cannot overload his stomach and make a bronze Daniel Webster of himself.Remarks|Bill Nye
Well, Monsieur le Maire will travel alone and without baggage, in order not to overload the horse?Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
In the meantime care should be taken not to overload the stomach.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art|B. L. Hill
He had tried to overload the master robot with emotion and he had succeeded.Mezzerow Loves Company|Floyd L. Wallace
1550s, "to place too great a burden on," from over- + load (v.). Intransitive sense from 1961. Related: Overloaded; overloading. The noun is attested from 1640s; of electrical current, from 1904. Middle English had overlade (v.) in this sense.