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 Dictionary entry overview: What does offload mean? 

OFFLOAD (verb)
  The verb OFFLOAD has 2 senses:

1. transfer to a peripheral device, of computer data
2. take the load off (a container or vehicle)

  Familiarity information: OFFLOAD used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OFFLOAD (verb)

Sense 1offload [BACK TO TOP]


Transfer to a peripheral device, of computer data

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "offload" is one way to...):

transfer (move from one place to another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2offload [BACK TO TOP]


Take the load off (a container or vehicle)

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


unlade; offload; unload

Context examples:

unload the truck / offload the van

Hypernyms (to "offload" is one way to...):

empty (remove)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

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