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English definition of “unload”

unload

verb     /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 verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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