Synonyms and Antonyms of unload
to empty or rid of cargo
- The dockworkers unloaded the ship.
to get rid of as useless or unwanted
- I can't seem to unload this stuff—even the charities won't take it!
cashier, cast (off), chuck, discard, ditch, dump, exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also
, throw away, throw out, toss
abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake
dismiss, kick out
abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe out