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English definition of “overload”

overload

verb [T]     /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.Filling and completing to put too much electricity through an electrical systemElectricity and electronics C2 to give someone more work or problems than they can deal with: Try not to overload yourself with work.
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