Meaning of unload

un•load

Pronunciation: (un-lōd'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to take the load from; remove the cargo or freight from: to unload a truck; to unload a cart.
  2. to remove or discharge (a load, group of people, etc.): to unload passengers.
  3. to remove the charge from (a firearm).
  4. to relieve of anything burdensome, oppressive, etc.: He unloaded his responsibilities.
  5. to get rid of (goods, shares of stock, etc.) by sale in large quantities.
—v.i.
  1. to unload something.
  2. to relieve one's stress by talking, confessing, or the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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