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  • v. Present participle of unload.
  • n. The act by which something is unloaded.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.


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  • TARABAY: At a stroke or two after midnight, they begin unloading their shopping carts at the checkout.

    Midnight Shopping On The Brink Of Poverty

  • The crew succeeded in unloading the cargo, setting fire to the plane and escaping before authorities arrived.

    you choose this time

  • I remember one time, the driver was extra helpful, eagerly assisting me in unloading bundles from the trunk.

    Who and When to tip?

  • A couple of days ago I took advantage of this, by enlisting her help in unloading the dishwasher.

    » Tidying Up

  • Taylor, who locked up defenseman Aaron Miller before the game by agreeing to terms on a new four-year contract, could decide to call it a season and begin unloading veterans like Bryan

    NHL - National Hockey League - Detroit vs. Los Angeles

  • Half a dozen workers materialize from various points of the compass, and begin unloading the chairs and setting them up in the street between the Cathedral plaza and the Zocalo (town square).

    Music in the streets

  • SP4 Bridges was to assist in unloading the truck with two other soldiers in the motor pool at Camp Faulkner, Da Nang, South Vietnam.

    Bridges, Philip W.

  • The affection of this bird having been observed by the wagoner, he took care, in unloading, not to disturb the robin's nest; and my readers will, I am sure, be glad to hear that the robin and its young ones returned in safety to Walton Heath, being the place from whence they had set out.

    Rural Hours

  • With big videogame titles unloading in October, and many more in November, we won't be seeing a slowdown despite the state of the economy.

    Gaming Bits

  • The bill rate had been moving upward during most of the weeks since the beginning of the year, but as a result of the rather sudden actions of the chartered banks in unloading large quantities of bills to meet their cash needs for increased loans and virtually discontinuing all new purchases the bill rate on August 13 rose to an all time high of 6.16 per cent, and the tone of the market seemed to indicate that still higher rates might follow.

    Expansion Without Inflation


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