unload

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verb un·load \ˌən-ˈlōd\

Definition of unload

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a (1) :  to take off :  deliver (2) :  to take the cargo from unload the truckb :  to give outlet to :  pour forth unloaded her bitter feelings

  3. 2 :  to relieve of something burdensome, unwanted, or oppressive unloaded the pack animals unloaded himself to his friend

  4. 3 :  to draw the charge from unloaded the gun

  5. 4 :  to sell or dispose of especially in large quantities :  dump

  6. 5 :  to hit or propel with a great release of power unloaded his ninth homer

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to perform the act of unloading

  9. 2 :  to release or deliver something especially with power unloaded on the ball

  10. 3 :  to give forth a usually sudden angry outburst the coach unloaded on his players

unloader

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Examples of unload in a Sentence

  1. It took four hours to unload the truck.

  2. Could you help me unload the car?

  3. After the ship docked, they unloaded its cargo.

  4. I have to unload the groceries.

  5. Most ships unload at another dock now.

  6. The train made several stops to unload passengers.

  7. Rumor has it that the manager wants to unload him. Maybe he'll be traded to another team.

  8. She unloaded a huge amount of stock when prices fell.

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First Known Use of unload

1523


UNLOAD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of unload for English Language Learners

  • : to remove something (such as cargo) from a truck, ship, etc.

  • : to allow (someone) to leave a train, ship, etc.

  • : to get rid of (something or someone) quickly


UNLOAD Defined for Kids

unload

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verb un·load \ˌən-ˈlōd\

Definition of unload for Students

unloaded

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unloading

  1. 1 :  to take away or off :  remove Workers unloaded cargo.

  2. 2 :  to take a load from Help me unload the car.

  3. 3 :  to get rid of or be freed from a load or burden The ship is unloading.



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