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English noun: overload

1. overload (artifact) an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power

Broader (hypernym)burden, load, loading

2. overload (artifact) an excessive burden


Broader (hypernym)burden, load, loading

English verb: overload

1. overload (contact) become overloaded

SamplesThe aerator overloaded.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

2. overload (change) fill to excess so that function is impaired

SamplesFear clogged her mind.
The story was clogged with too many details.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

3. overload (contact) place too much a load on

SamplesDon't overload the car.

Synonymsovercharge, surcharge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lade, laden, load, load up

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