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unloadun‧load /ʌnˈləʊd $ -ˈloʊd/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 vehicle/ship a) TAKE something FROM SOMEWHERE[transitive] to remove a load from a vehicle, ship etcunload something from something 🔊 The driver unloaded some boxes from the back of the truck. b) [intransitive]TAKE something FROM SOMEWHERE if a ship unloads, the goods that it carries are removed from it2 get rid of something [transitive] informal a) GET RID OFto get rid of something illegal or not very good by selling it quickly 🔊 Investors continued to unload technology stocks on Thursday.unload something on/onto something 🔊 Hundreds of cheap videos were unloaded on the British market. b) GET RID OFto get rid of work or responsibility by giving it to someone elseunload something on/onto somebody 🔊 Don’t let him unload his problems onto you.3 feelings [intransitive, transitive] American English to express strong feelings, especially anger, to someone when you are extremely upset 🔊 Koch unloaded his concerns over dinner one night.unload (something) on somebody 🔊 When he got back to the office, Green unloaded on his staff.4 cameraTCP [transitive] to remove the film from a camera5 gun [intransitive, transitive]PMW to remove the bullets from a gun
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unloadHe stood quietly and watched the boxes being unloaded.Much oil and petrol is unloaded at docks along the canal, particularly for a petrochemical works at Carrington.The ship is unloading at the dock right now.Paul's job was mainly unloading cartons and stacking them.Mike climbed the steps without speaking, and unloaded his cameras and camera bag on a mat.Everything was grey, wet and colourless as we stood by the rail watching the luggage being unloaded into the custom sheds.I am anxious to unload, Mr Tyron.In recent months, Fidelity, not just Magellan, has unloaded tech stocks.Could you unload the dishwasher?Wall Street had speculated earlier this week that Kodak would unload the unprofitable unit.There was a certain way of unloading timber which made the work quite straight forward.unload something from somethingI need some help unloading the sofa from the truck.unload something on/onto somebodyBen has a habit of unloading his work on others.unload (something) on somebodyWhen he got back to the office, Green unloaded on his staff.
From Longman Business Dictionaryunloadun‧load /ʌnˈləʊd-ˈloʊd/ verb1[intransitive, transitive]TRANSPORT to remove a load from a vehicle, ship etcDelivery people were unloading fax machines.This is where the ships load and unload.2[transitive]FINANCE to get rid of something quickly, especially by selling large quantities, for example because its price is fallingThe poor economy prompted investors to unload shares.Their U.S. government bond desk unloaded $20 billion in government securities.unloading noun [uncountable]the unloading of more than 2,000 tons of bananasThe company has been hurt by recent unloading of its stock.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
unload
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyunload
he, she, itunloads
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyunloaded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave unloaded
he, she, ithas unloaded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad unloaded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill unload
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have unloaded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam unloading
he, she, itis unloading
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you, we, theyare unloading
Past
I, he, she, itwas unloading
you, we, theywere unloading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been unloading
he, she, ithas been unloading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been unloading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be unloading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been unloading
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