overload

overload
overloads, overloading, overloaded
(The verb is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)lo͟ʊd[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)loʊd[/t]].)
1) VERB If you overload something such as a vehicle, you put more things or people into it than it was designed to carry.

[V n] Don't overload the boat or it will sink...

[V n] Large meals overload the digestive system.

Derived words:
overloaded ADJ-GRADED

Some trains were so overloaded that their suspension collapsed.

2) VERB To overload someone with work, problems, or information means to give them more work, problems, or information than they can cope with.

[V n with n] ...an effective method that will not overload staff with yet more paperwork.

Derived words:
overloaded ADJ-GRADED

The bar waiter was already overloaded with orders.

N-UNCOUNT: usu supp N
Overload is also a noun.

57 per cent complained of work overload... The greatest danger is that we simply create information overload for our executives.

3) VERB If you overload an electrical system, you cause too much electricity to flow through it, and so damage it.

[V n] Never overload an electrical socket.


English dictionary. 2008.

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