unload

unload
un|load [ʌnˈləud US -ˈloud] v
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1¦(vehicle/ship)¦
2¦(get rid of something)¦
3¦(feelings)¦
4¦(camera)¦
5¦(gun)¦
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1.) ¦(VEHICLE/SHIP)¦
a) [T]
to remove a load from a vehicle, ship etc
unload sth from sth
The driver unloaded some boxes from the back of the truck.
b)
if a ship unloads, the goods that it carries are removed from it
2.) ¦(GET RID OF SOMETHING)¦ [T] [i]informal
a) to get rid of something illegal or not very good by selling it quickly
Investors continued to unload technology stocks Thursday.
unload sth on/onto sth
Hundreds of cheap videos were unloaded on the British market.
b) to get rid of work or responsibility by giving it to someone else
unload sth on/onto sb
Don't let him unload his problems onto you.
3.) ¦(FEELINGS)¦ [I and T]
AmE to express strong feelings, especially anger, to someone when you are extremely upset
Koch unloaded his concerns over dinner one night.
unload (sth) on sb
When he got back to the office, Green unloaded on his staff.
4.) ¦(CAMERA)¦ [T]
to remove the film from a camera
5.) ¦(GUN)¦ [I and T]
to remove the bullets from a gun

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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