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English definition of “overload”

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 .
(Definition of overload verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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