Focus on the pronunciation of unload
› [I or T] TRANSPORT to remove goods from a vehicle or ship: Trucking companies are trying to cut the time drivers spend waiting in line to load or unload. The port will spend $300 million to build a new container terminal, where ships load and unload cargo. › [T] FINANCE to get rid of or sell something, because it has gone down in value, is illegal, or is of poor quality: The bank asked them to unload $1 billion of Treasury bonds. With markets slipping, insurers have been unloading shares to maintain the cushion between their assets and liabilities.