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verb load pronunciation in British English /ləʊd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleloading
past tenseloaded
past participleloaded
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    load up

    [intransitive/transitive] to put a load onto or into something such as a vehicle or container

    They are loading the truck now.

    Down at the docks, ships were loading and unloading.

    load something into/onto something:

    Were there any problems loading the cargo onto the boat?

    load something with something:

    She loaded my plate with grapes and plums.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to put something into a piece of equipment so that it is ready to use

    Did you load the dishwasher?

    load something with/into something:

    He loaded the DVD into the player.

    My camera is loaded with a colour film.

    1. a.
      computing to put information or a program into a computer

      The data is loaded from a spreadsheet file.

    2. b.
      to put bullets into a gun

      He stopped to load his rifle.

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a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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