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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 system Electricity 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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