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overload

Translation of overload in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/ˌəʊvərˈləʊd; ˌəʊvəˈləʊd/
  • [car/circuit/system] sobrecargar* to overload sth with sth recargar* algo de algo we are overloaded with work estamos agobiados de trabajo
    Example sentences
    • Ensure strict checks on the city outskirts to ensure that vehicles are not overloaded.
    • That vehicle would be overloaded, and would only have one driver for however many people he is carrying.
    • At all costs, the vehicle must never be overloaded.
    Example sentences
    • Between the air conditioners, the fans, the humidifiers and all the usual appliances, it's not hard to overload your electrical system during the dog days of August.
    • If you overload an electrical system with too much energy and too much stimulation, the circuit breaker activates and shuts everything down.
    • At this time of year especially it is very easy to overload your electrical system.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

/ˌəʊvərˈləʊd; ˌəʊvəˈləʊd/
  • sobrecargarse*

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable /ˈəʊvərləʊd; ˈəʊvələʊd/

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