overload

[ verb oh-ver-lohd; noun oh-ver-lohd ]SEE DEFINITION OF overload

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"I suppose it's possible to overload the thing," Micheals said doubtfully.

He had tried to overload the master robot with emotion and he had succeeded.

People who have been having a famine should not overload their stomachs!

Do not overload me, or hitch me where water will drip on me.

In the meantime care should be taken not to overload the stomach.

Six men were an overload for the Titian and we couldn't keep up with the Sprite.

A fuse is a protective device that prevents an overload of electricity.

Better not overload the craft, Sam cautioned, after half an hours work.

I am sure your legs are long enough, and your person does not overload them.

This time I have no fears, provided we do not overload our vessels.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "to place too great a burden on," from over- + load (v.). Intransitive sense from 1961. Related: Overloaded; overloading. The noun is attested from 1640s; of electrical current, from 1904. Middle English had overlade (v.) in this sense.

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