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unload

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈləʊd/

Translation of unload in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [ship/cargo] descargar*
    Example sentences
    • When workers began industrial action and refused to unload a plane, two union delegates were sacked.
    • As for moving day, we started loading the first car at about 9.00 on Saturday morning and finished unloading the van and three cars by 3.00 that afternoon.
    • Quin watched the men finish unloading the truck, and head inside.
    Example sentences
    • Lorries and vans blocked two of Bolton busiest main roads, and tempers boiled over as Ashburner Street stallholders arrived to find they could not unload their goods.
    • You're on the highway for up to 11 hours at a stretch, not to mention putting in another three hours a day loading or unloading goods.
    • I now see people walking their dogs, delivery men unloading their goods, students heading to class.
    1.2 (get rid of) [colloquial/familiar] [shares/goods/stolen goods] deshacerse* de to unload sth on sb endosarle or encajarle algo a algn [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • I said nothing, so as not to spoil the evening, but I do not appreciate other people unloading their junk disguised as gifts on us.
    • But if you never really liked them all that well to begin with, this might be a good time to unload them.
    • We unloaded our spare supplies on them and wished them good luck.
    Example sentences
    • It's like I couldn't unload my feelings somehow.
    • Each family member does have moments where they unload their thoughts.
    • This letter doesn't have a huge conclusion; I realize that unloading my fears is probably never going to change the world.
    1.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) descargar*

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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