offload

offload
off|load [ˌɔfˈləud US ˌo:fˈloud] v
1.) [T]
to get rid of something that you do not want by giving it or selling it to someone else
offload sth onto sb
The dealer had offloaded some of the shares onto a willing client.
2.) offload your worries/emotions/problems etc
BrE to tell someone about your worries etc in order to make yourself feel better
3.) [T]
to take something off a truck or ship
The men offloaded their cargo.

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  • offload — [ôf′lōd′] vt., vi. 〚 OFF1 + LOAD, prob. orig. transl. of Afrik aflaai < Du afladen〛 UNLOAD (vt. 1a, 2b, 4, vi. ) …   Universalium

  • offload — ► VERB 1) unload (a cargo). 2) rid oneself of …   English terms dictionary

  • offload — [ôf′lōd′] vt., vi. [ OFF1 + LOAD, prob. orig. transl. of Afrik aflaai < Du afladen] UNLOAD (vt. 1a, 2b, 4, vi. ) …   English World dictionary

  • Offload — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Offload (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on offload instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/offload …   Wikipedia

  • offload — UK [ˌɒfˈləʊd] / US [ɔfˈloʊd] / US [ˈɔfˌloʊd] verb Word forms offload : present tense I/you/we/they offload he/she/it offloads present participle offloading past tense offloaded past participle offloaded 1) [transitive] to get rid of something… …   English dictionary

  • offload — off|load [ ɔf loud, ɔf,loud ] verb 1. ) transitive to remove goods from a container or vehicle and put them somewhere else a ) intransitive if a vehicle or ship offloads, the goods that are on it are removed 2. ) transitive to get rid of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • offload — [[t]ɒ̱flo͟ʊd, AM ɔ͟ːf [/t]] offloads, offloading, offloaded 1) VERB If you offload something that you do not want, you get rid of it by giving it or selling it to someone else. [mainly BRIT] [V n] Prices have been cut by developers anxious to… …   English dictionary

  • offload — /ɒf ləυd/ verb to pass something which you do not want to someone else ♦ to offload excess stock to try to sell excess stock ♦ to offload costs onto a subsidiary company to try to get a subsidiary company to pay some charges so as to reduce tax …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • offload — /ɒf ləυd/ verb to pass something which you do not want to someone else ♦ to offload excess stock to try to sell excess stock ♦ to offload costs onto a subsidiary company to try to get a subsidiary company to pay some charges so as to reduce tax …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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