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"unload" in British English

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unloadverb

uk   /ʌnˈləʊd/  us   /ʌnˈloʊd/
(Definition of unload from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unloadverb [I/T]

 us   /ʌnˈloʊd/
to remove the contents of something such as goods from a vehicle, the bullets from a gun, or the film from a camera: [T] She unloaded her grocery bags from the back of the minivan.
infml If you unload something that you no longer want, you get rid of it: [T] Monaghan has said he is ready to unload his pizza business and retire to Florida.
(Definition of unload from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unload" in Business English

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unloadverb

uk   us   /ʌnˈləʊd/
[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.
(Definition of unload from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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