Definitions

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  • v. To load with too great a cargo or other burden; overburden; overload.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To load with too great a cargo; to overburden; to overload.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To load with too great a cargo or other burden; overburden; overload.

Etymologies

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From Middle English overladen, equivalent to over- +‎ lade. Cognate with Dutch overladen ("to overlade, overload"), German überladen ("to overload, overburden"), Swedish överladda ("to overload, overcharge").

Examples

  • "Men," he says, "may overlade a ship or barge, and therefore I will skip at once to the effect, and let all the rest slip."

    Chaucer

  • Kulturgrupper er forskellige, så hvordan kan de alle sammen være nået til den samme konklusion: at kvinder ikke må være kreative fornyere, skal holdes derhjemme og overlade ansvaret for kulturens udvikling til mænden.

    Blogbot - forsiden

  • Co. Uk "overlade, in terms of design open to suggestions, anything involving, GPS, Maps, Celebrity etc.

    Freelancer.com - New Projects

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