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overload

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈləʊd/
to give something or someone too much work: Many companies limit personal downloads so that they don't overload the computer system. We are doing our best in a highly competitive environment with an overloaded staff.
to put too many things in or on something: The company had overloaded the truck, which was illegal.overload sth with sth His desk is overloaded with papers and books.
to put too much electricity through an electrical system: Avoid overloading outlets and extension cords.
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