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offload

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌɒfˈləʊd/ US   /ˈɒfˌloʊd/
to manage to sell or give something that you do not want to someone else: It's difficult to offload a property that has faults.
TRANSPORT to take goods off a vehicle: offload sth from/onto sth It has taken them a long time to offload the stock from the boats.offload sth onto sth Ships offload cargo onto smaller boats for delivery to the sites.
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