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unload

[ uhn-lohd ]
/ ʌnˈloʊd /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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

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Origin of unload

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

OTHER WORDS FROM unload

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

unload
/ (ʌnˈləʊd) /

verb

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 of unload

unloader, noun
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