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Definition of overload verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    overload

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈloʊd//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overload
     
    he / she / it overloads
     
    past simple overloaded
     
    -ing form overloading
     
     
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  1. 1overload something to put too great a load on something an overloaded truck
  2. 2overload somebody (with something) to give someone too much of something He's overloaded with responsibilities. Don't overload the students with information.
  3. 3overload something to put too great a demand on a computer, an electrical system, etc. causing it to fail The lights went out because the system was overloaded.
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