Definition of offload verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

offload

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌɒfˈləʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːfˈloʊd//
 
, NAmE//ˌɑːfˈloʊd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they offload
BrE BrE//ˌɒfˈləʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːfˈloʊd//
 
, NAmE//ˌɑːfˈloʊd//
 
he / she / it offloads
BrE BrE//ˌɒfˈləʊdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːfˈloʊdz//
 
, NAmE//ˌɑːfˈloʊdz//
 
past simple offloaded
BrE BrE//ˌɒfˈləʊdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːfˈloʊdɪd//
 
, NAmE//ˌɑːfˈloʊdɪd//
 
past participle offloaded
BrE BrE//ˌɒfˈləʊdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːfˈloʊdɪd//
 
, NAmE//ˌɑːfˈloʊdɪd//
 
-ing form offloading
BrE BrE//ˌɒfˈləʊdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːfˈloʊdɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˌɑːfˈloʊdɪŋ//
 
 
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to get rid of something/somebody that you do not need or want by passing it/them to somebody else offload something/somebody They should stop offloading waste from oil tankers into the sea. They were desperate to offload the kids for a few hours. offload something/somebody on/onto somebody It's nice to have someone you can offload your problems onto.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: offload