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overload

[ verb oh-ver-lohd; noun oh-ver-lohd ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈloʊd; noun ˈoʊ vərˌloʊd /
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verb (used with object)

to load to excess; overburden: Don't overload the raft or it will sink.

noun

an excessive load.

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Origin of overload

First recorded in 1545–55; over- + load
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overload

verb (ˌəʊvəˈləʊd)

(tr) to put too large a load on or in

noun (ˈəʊvəˌləʊd)

an excessive load
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