offload

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
offload

Third-person singular
offloads

Past tense
offloaded

Past participle
offloaded

Present participle
offloading

  1. (transitive) If you offload something, you unload it.
  2. (transitive) If you offload something, you get rid of things or problems by passing them to someone or something else.
    He offloaded the defective car onto an unsuspecting buyer.
  3. (transitive) (aviation) If someone is offloaded from an aircraft, they are denied boarding due to the lack of space.
    Passengers were offloaded as the plane was overbooked.