Synonyms and Antonyms of unload

  1. 1 to empty or rid of cargo the dockworkers unloaded the ship Synonyms disburden, discharge, disencumber, off-load, unburden, unlade, unpack Related Words free, lighten, relieve; clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void Near Antonyms charge, cram, fill, heap, jam, jam-pack, stuff Antonyms load, pack

  2. 2 to get rid of as useless or unwanted I can't seem to unload this old car—even the charities won't take it! Synonyms cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, discardRelated Words abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain

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