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offload

Pronunciation: /ɔːfˈləʊd; ɒfˈləʊd/

Translation of offload in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (unload) [cargo] desembarcar*, descargar*; [ship/truck] descargar*; [passengers] hacer* bajar
    Example sentences
    • The teachers from the orphanage immediately formed a line to help us offload our cargo.
    • He said that the company was manufacturing its own spare parts and other accessories for the machinery a development that caused considerable cut down on time to load and offload cargo.
    • Fixed-wing air land is the next most responsive mode, because it travels at the fastest speeds and the cargo can be offloaded quickly at the destination airstrip.
    1.2 (discard) [colloquial/familiar] to offload sth onto sb endilgarle* or endosarle or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) encajarle algo a algn [colloquial/familiar] he has an old car he wants to offload tiene un coche viejo del que quiere deshacerse or que quiere endilgarle a alguien
    Example sentences
    • He sold his synthesizers, offloaded his collection of more than 200 records and switched his focus to books.
    • Currently, shareholders who want to offload shares sell back their stakes to the group.
    • Often they were offloading defective goods they could not sell at a shop.
    Example sentences
    • I'm sorry to offload all this onto you but I guess its just fair to warn you what you may be getting yourself into.
    • ‘Hairdressing salons are no longer the place to go to have your hair restyled, you can chill out, get a massage or go in and talk to your stylist and offload all your problems,’ says the writer.
    • It's like you're using me to offload all your troubles and I'm sick!

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