off·load / ˈôfˌlōd; ˈäf-/ (also off-load) • v. [tr.] unload (a cargo): men were offloading bags of salt. ∎ rid oneself of (something) by selling or passing it on to someone else: a dealer offloaded 5,000 of these shares on a client. ∎ relieve oneself of (a problem or worry) by talking to someone else: it would be nice to have been able to offload your worries onto someone. ∎ Comput. move (data or a task) from one processor to another in order to free the first processor for other tasks: a system designed to offload the text on to a host computer.