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

     

    overload

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈləʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈloʊd//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overload
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈləʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈloʊd//
     
    he / she / it overloads
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈləʊdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈloʊdz//
     
    past simple overloaded
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈləʊdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈloʊdɪd//
     
    past participle overloaded
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈləʊdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈloʊdɪd//
     
    -ing form overloading
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈləʊdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈloʊdɪŋ//
     
    Computer problems
     
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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 somebody 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. See related entries: Computer problems
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overload

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