o·ver·load • v. / ˌōvərˈlōd/ [tr.] load with too great a burden or cargo: [as adj.] (overloaded) overloaded vehicles are dangerous. ∎ give too much of something, typically something undesirable, to (someone): the staff is heavily overloaded with casework. ∎ put too great a demand on (an electrical system): the wiring had been overloaded.• n. / ˈōvərˌlōd/ [in sing.] an excessive load or amount: an overload of stress momentary surges and overloads in the circuit.
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