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verb [transitive] overload pronunciation in American English /ˌoʊvərˈloʊd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyoverload
he/she/itoverloads
present participleoverloading
past tenseoverloaded
past participleoverloaded
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  1. 1
    to put too many people or things in or on something
  2. 2
    to give someone too much work to do
  3. 3
    physics to damage an electrical system or a piece of electrical equipment by putting too much electricity through it
  4. 4
    to give a computer more information than it can process

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 overload pronunciation in American English /ˈoʊvərˌloʊd/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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singularoverload
pluraloverloads

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 overload pronunciation in American English /ˌoʊvərˈloʊdəd/ adjective

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