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overload

To overload is to load an excessive amount in or on something, such as an overload of electricity which shorts out the circuits. Overloading causes a "Too much!" situation.

To overload is to push something or someone too far. A supervisor can overload an employee by assigning too much work. People can overload a bus if there are too many of them. A fuse will blow if too many appliances overload the circuits; this is called an overload (the noun form). When something gets overloaded, it usually stops working. Hair can overload or clog a sink, which will stop draining water. When something gets overloaded, there's more of something than it can handle.

Definitions of overload
  1. verb
    place too much a load on
    “don't overload the car”
    synonyms: overcharge, surcharge
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    type of:
    lade, laden, load, load up
    fill or place a load on
  2. verb
    fill to excess so that function is impaired
    synonyms: clog
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    type of:
    fill, fill up, make full
    make full, also in a metaphorical sense
  3. verb
    become overloaded
    “The aerator overloaded
  4. noun
    an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
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    type of:
    burden, load, loading
    weight to be borne or conveyed
  5. noun
    an excessive burden
    synonyms: overburden
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    type of:
    burden, load, loading
    weight to be borne or conveyed
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