(ˌ)ȯf-ˈlōd How to pronounce off-load (audio)
off-loaded; off-loading; off-loads
: unload

Examples of off-load in a Sentence

the warehouse needs to hire more people to load and off-load the trucks
Recent Examples on the Web Their retreat left insurers unable to off-load tail risks just as the tails were getting bigger. Alena Botros, Fortune, 26 June 2024 And some people do, because there are sellers out there who want to off-load their homes, which is why there were more listings this year than last year. Alena Botros, Fortune, 17 June 2024 In his first term the governor off-loaded the cost of CSCU employee benefits onto the general fund. Kevin Rennie, Hartford Courant, 17 Feb. 2024 Last year, the Port of San Diego became the first in North America to install a pair of all-electric cranes to load and off-load heavy cargo. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Mar. 2024 Settle in for the fresh catch while watching boats off-load their fish at an atmospheric restaurant like Harbor Docks at the Destin Harbor. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2024 One upside of bowl games fighting for a foothold is that television still covets live events to off-load its inventory of commercials. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Dec. 2023 By increasing its private partnerships, Animal Services could off-load more rescue and adoption work, thereby raising its live-release rate and saving money. Jonathan Franzen, The New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2023 Without government contracts, the gun’s sales languished, and in 1959 ArmaLite moved to off-load the product, selling manufacturing rights to Colt. Colin Dickey, The New Republic, 23 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of off-load was in 1850

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“Off-load.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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