AskDefine | Define offload

Dictionary Definition

offload

Verb

1 transfer to a peripheral device, of computer data
2 take the load off (a container or vehicle); "unload the truck"; "offload the van" [syn: unload]

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English

Pronunciation

  • a UK
    • sense Noun /ˈɒf.ləʊd/ /"Qf.l@Ud/
    • sense Verb /ˌɒfˈləʊd/ %Qf"l@Ud/
  • a US
    • sense Verb /ˌɑfˈloʊd/ /%Af"loUd/
rfp US noun pronunciation needed

Noun

  1. The act of passing the ball to a team mate when tackled.

Verb

  1. to unload
  2. to get rid of things, work, or problems by passing them on to someone else
    He offloaded the defective car onto an unsuspecting buyer.
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