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unload

verb uk   /ʌnˈləʊd/  us   /-ˈloʊd/

unload verb (REMOVE)

C1 [I or T] to remove the contents of something, especially a load of goods from a vehicle, the bullets from a gun or the film from a camera: We watched a ship unloading (sacks of flour).

unload verb (TELL)

[I or T] informal to tell someone about your problems, the things that worry you, etc.: I'm afraid I've been unloading my worries on poor Ann here. [I] US informal to express strong emotions such as anger freely to another person
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