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  • verb Present participle of off-load.

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Examples

  • Now that the Libya mission enters a new phase of peacekeeping and reconstruction, the Obama administration needs to move from a posture of leading from behind to firmly off-loading all remaining responsibilities onto the European allies.

    Ted Galen Carpenter: Off-Load Foreign Policy Problems, Don't "Lead From Behind"

  • But the auto maker and its stock underwriters have been pushing the Treasury to sell most or all of its remaining stake this year, rather than off-loading shares gradually over the next few years.

    U.S. Sees Quicker Exit From GM

  • Harris suffered a stroke while in port off-loading at St. Paul Island in Alaska on Jan. 30.

    Discovery Channel Planning Tribute To Captain Phil Harris

  • There have been glimpses of Toby Flood taking the point of decision‑making into the very faces of his opponents, of the England pack mixing old set-piece virtues with a new off-loading daring, of Chris Ashton confirming England's surge of confidence with swallow-diving exuberance.

    Six Nations 2011: England still need to get rid of their stutter | Eddie Butler

  • Something stirred, the memory of the two women off-loading and the words of the caulker and his own reaction.

    The One Handed Rower of Myonnesus « A Fly in Amber

  • McCloskey fell over in the fourth round but Khan was the clumsier, off-loading too many telegraphed blows, although his class was still present in some sporadic punches that hurt the Irishman.

    Anger reigns as Amir Khan wins homecoming against Paul McCloskey

  • In a recent essay in Mother Jones, Ted Genoways blames the decline -- both in numbers and in influence -- of university-affiliated literary magazines not on the university administrators who are, as Genoways puts it, "off-loading" such magazines, nor or the editorial practices by which these magazines determine what they will publish, but on writers themselves.

    January 2010

  • In a recent essay in Mother Jones, Ted Genoways blames the decline -- both in numbers and in influence -- of university-affiliated literary magazines not on the university administrators who are, as Genoways puts it, "off-loading" such magazines, nor or the editorial practices by which these magazines determine what they will publish, but on writers themselves.

    Writing and Publishing

  • Cap and Tax Fiction: Democrats off-loading economics to pass climate change bill.

    House Democrats unsure of global warming bill's passage

  • One key effect of the symbolic politics of off-loading this feminized work is that the resulting masculinist image of the military serves to rationalize the privatization of the armed forces.

    David Isenberg: The Feminine Side of Private Military Contractors

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