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unload

verb
     
Related topics: Weapons, Photography
un‧load
1

vehicle/ship

a) [transitive] to remove a load from a vehicle, ship etc
unload something from something
The driver unloaded some boxes from the back of the truck.
b) [intransitive] if a ship unloads, the goods that it carries are removed from it
2

get rid of something

[transitive] informal
a) to get rid of something illegal or not very good by selling it quickly:
Investors continued to unload technology stocks Thursday.
unload something on/onto something
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 something on/onto somebody
Don't let him unload his problems onto you.
3

feelings

[intransitive and 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

camera

TCP [transitive] to remove the film from a camera
5

gun

[intransitive and transitive]PMW to remove the bullets from a gun

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