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verb [T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈləʊd/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈloʊd/
C1 to put too many things in or on something: Don't overload the washing machine, or it won't work properly. to put too much electricity through an electrical systemC2 to give someone more work or problems than they can deal with: Try not to overload yourself with work.

overload

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈəʊ.və.ləʊd/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.loʊd/
C2 the fact that something or someone is overloaded: People today suffer from information overload (= being given too much information). There was an overload on the electrical circuit and the fuse blew.
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