offload

offload
[[t]ɒ̱flo͟ʊd, AM ɔ͟ːf-[/t]]
offloads, offloading, offloaded
1) VERB If you offload something that you do not want, you get rid of it by giving it or selling it to someone else. [mainly BRIT]

[V n] Prices have been cut by developers anxious to offload unsold apartments...

[V n onto n] Already in financial difficulties, Turner offloaded the painting on to the Getty Museum.

(in AM, usually use unload)
2) VERB When goods are offloaded, they are removed from a container or vehicle and put somewhere else. [mainly BRIT]

[be V-ed] The supplies need to be offloaded and put on helicopters...

[be V-ed] The cargo was due to be offloaded in Singapore three days later. [Also V n]

Syn:
Ant:
(in AM, usually use unload)

English dictionary. 2008.

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