unload


unload
a) To remove the load or cargo from (a vehicle, etc.).

Some stations have collection vehicles unload on the floor, using a front loader to push material into the hopper.

b) To deposit ones load or cargo.

...who bowled with such fury that he needed beer to give him something to sweat out, and who unloaded his emotions in words as hard as his bowling.


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  • unload — un‧load [ʌnˈləʊd ǁ ˈloʊd] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] TRANSPORT to remove a load from a vehicle, ship etc: • Delivery people were unloading fax machines. • This is where the ships load and unload. 2. [transitive] …   Financial and business terms

  • Unload — Un*load , v. t. [1st pref. un + load.] 1. To take the load from; to discharge of a load or cargo; to disburden; as, to unload a ship; to unload a beast. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to relieve from anything onerous. [1913 Webster] 3. To discharge or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unload — Un*load , v. i. To perform the act of unloading anything; as, let unload now. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unload — [unlōd′] vt. 1. a) to remove or take off (a load, cargo, etc.) b) to take a load, cargo, etc. from 2. a) to give vent to (one s grief, troubles, etc.); express or tell freely b) to relieve of something that troubles, burdens, etc …   English World dictionary

  • unload — index alleviate, deplete, diminish, disencumber, dislodge, ease, relieve (free from burden), remove ( …   Law dictionary

  • Unload —   [dt. »entladen«], aus dem Arbeitsspeicher entfernen oder ein Speichermedium auswerfen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • unload — (v.) 1520s, in ref. to cargo, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + LOAD (Cf. load) (v.). Figurative sense (in reference to feelings, etc.) is recorded from 1590s. Related: Unloaded; unloading …   Etymology dictionary

  • unload — [v] take off; empty break bulk, cast, clear out, disburden, discharge, discommode, disencumber, disgorge, dump, get rid of, jettison, lighten, off load, relieve, remove, rid, slough, take a load off, unburden, unlade, unpack, void; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • unload — ► VERB 1) remove a load from. 2) remove (goods) from a vehicle, ship, etc. 3) informal get rid of. 4) remove (ammunition) from a gun or (film) from a camera. DERIVATIVES unloader noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unload — un|load [ʌnˈləud US ˈloud] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(vehicle/ship)¦ 2¦(get rid of something)¦ 3¦(feelings)¦ 4¦(camera)¦ 5¦(gun)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(VEHICLE/SHIP)¦ a) [T] to remove a load from a vehicle, ship etc unload sth from sth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unload — UK [ʌnˈləʊd] / US [ʌnˈloʊd] verb Word forms unload : present tense I/you/we/they unload he/she/it unloads present participle unloading past tense unloaded past participle unloaded 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to take goods off a vehicle such… …   English dictionary


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