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load

verb
 
 
/ləʊd/
[I or T] TRANSPORT to put goods onto a vehicle to transport them: A surge in trade has seen up to 90 vessels a week at the port waiting to load their cargoes. Trucks were loading and unloading at the warehouse.load sth with sth The tanker was loaded with four million gallons of diesel oil. →  Compare unload
[I or T] IT to put a program or data onto a computer or website: load software/a file/a program The software is very easy to load. The updates don't take long to load.
[T] FINANCE to include charges in an investment, loan, etc.: load sth with sth The card is designed to attract customers with poor credit and comes loaded with lots of fees and a very low credit limit.
(Definition of load verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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