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unloading (ʌnˈləʊdɪŋ) 

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noun

  1. the act of removing goods or cargo from a ship, lorry, etc

unload (ʌnˈləʊd Pronunciation for unload

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verb

  1. to remove a load or cargo from (a ship, lorry, etc)
  2. to discharge (cargo, freight, etc)
  3. (transitive) to relieve of a burden or troubles
  4. (transitive) to give vent to (anxiety, troubles, etc)
  5. (transitive) to get rid of or dispose of (esp surplus goods)
  6. (transitive) to remove the charge of ammunition from (a firearm)

Derived Forms

unˈloader noun

Example Sentences Including 'unloading'

A P&O spokeswoman said: "At about 11.15pm we were able to start unloading two of our ferries.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
He kept his silence, at least until they'd parked the car and were unloading the gear.
Clive Barker THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2001)
Nowadays, unloading is done using a specially-designed forklift.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
Sgt Brian Cook, a workplace health and safety issues expert, said there were problems with the loading and unloading of the Glock.
Misc (1999)
The port's automatic marine unloading system was reduced to scrap by the gale that raged for over 5 hours.
Business Today (1998)
When Jimmy was unloading a truck, there was almost a beatific contentedness glowing on his sweat-drenched face.
John Baxter DE NIRO: A Biography (2002)
While I was on deck watching the unloading of the cargo, he joined me for a moment.
Holt, Victoria The Black Opal
Within minutes Len Walker had appeared with his forklift and begun unloading.
Magnus Mills THE SCHEME FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT (2003)

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