[ uhn-lohd ]
/ ʌnˈloʊd /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to unload something.
Informal. to relieve one's stress by talking, confessing, or the like.

Origin of unload

First recorded in 1515–25; un-2 + load

Related forms

un·load·er, nounself-un·load·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unload


/ (ʌnˈləʊd) /


to remove a load or cargo from (a ship, lorry, etc)
to discharge (cargo, freight, etc)
(tr) to relieve of a burden or troubles
(tr) to give vent to (anxiety, troubles, etc)
(tr) to get rid of or dispose of (esp surplus goods)
(tr) to remove the charge of ammunition from (a firearm)

Derived Forms

unloader, noun
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