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overload

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overloado‧ver‧load /ˌəʊvəˈləʊd $ ˌoʊvərˈloʊd/ verb (past participle overloaded or overladen /-ˈleɪdn/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 TOO/TOO MUCHCARRYto put too many things or people on or into something 🔊 Be careful not to overload the washing machine.be/become overloaded with something 🔊 The bus was overloaded with tourists and their luggage.2 TPETOO/TOO MUCHto put too much electricity through an electrical system or piece of equipment 🔊 Don’t overload the lighting circuit.3 WORK HARDto give someone too much work or information to deal withbe/become overloaded with something 🔊 All the staff are overloaded with work.overload /ˈəʊvələʊd $ ˈoʊvərloʊd/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 the modern day information overload 🔊 an overload of urgent daily business
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overloadWe can't take money from a school system that is already overloaded.Often children are inattentive during this stage because they get overloaded.Servers are especially vulnerable to service overloading.This is a medical emergency because the body's temperature regulating mechanism has been overloaded and has failed.Higher loading causes overloading and streaking.When she does get overloaded, naturally she wants immediate relief.They overloaded the computer system, and the whole thing just stopped.Don't overload the outlet by plugging in too many appliances.You shouldn't overload the washing machine.Projects should stretch people and make them work hard, but not overload them.If you overload your Windows system then Windows still tries to keep going.be/become overloaded with somethingAs the water becomes overloaded with nutrients, the algae spreads and oxygen levels fall.be/become overloaded with somethingAs the water becomes overloaded with nutrients, the algae spreads and oxygen levels fall.information overloadIndeed, the ease of making it accessible can create problems, in particular that of information overload.The reason is simple: information overload.We all suffer from information overload.Non-fiction publishing, to take a related case, is in general afflicted by similar problems of information overload and shrinking domestic markets.The provision of concentrated data about data tended to information overload, but there were valuable tips to be picked up.Nothing solves the problem of information overload faster than erasing the whole mess.In such an environment, information overload is a real danger.None of this is the ultimate solution to information overload, of course.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoverloado‧ver‧load /ˌəʊvəˈləʊdˌoʊvərˈloʊd/ verb (past participle overloaded or overladen /-ˈleɪdn/) [transitive]1to give someone more work, information etc than they can deal withoverload somebody with somethingDon’t overload your buyer with too much information.2be overloaded with something if something is overloaded with a particular problem, it is badly affected by that problemThe economy was overloaded with so much debt that a real depression was possible.overload /ˈəʊvələʊdˈoʊvərloʊd/ noun [countable, uncountable]Opening up another channel of information will add to the information overload suffered by managers.traffic overload→ See Verb table
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Verb table
overload
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoverload
he, she, itoverloads
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoverloaded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overloaded
he, she, ithas overloaded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overloaded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overload
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overloaded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overloading
he, she, itis overloading
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you, we, theyare overloading
Past
I, he, she, itwas overloading
you, we, theywere overloading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overloading
he, she, ithas been overloading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overloading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overloading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overloading
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