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Synonyms of 'load'

(verb) 
Definition
to place cargo or goods upon (a ship or vehicle)
The three men had finished loading the truck.
Synonyms
fill
I fill the shelves in a supermarket until 12pm.
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stuff
wallets stuffed with dollars
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pack
All her possessions were packed into the back of her car.
Thousands of people packed into the mosque.
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pile
He was piling clothes into the case.
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stack
The committee is stacked with members from energy-producing states.
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heap
They were heaping up wood for a bonfire.
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cram
She crammed her mouth with nuts.
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lade
(verb) 
Definition
to place cargo or goods upon (a ship or vehicle)
They had loaded all their equipment into the back of the truck.
Synonyms
pack
They offered me a job packing goods in a warehouse.
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store
storing away cash that will come in useful later on
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stuff
His trousers were stuffed inside the tops of his boots.
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deposit
You are advised to deposit valuables in the hotel safe.
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put away
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stow
I helped her stow her bags in the boot of the car.
(verb) 
Definition
to put ammunition into (a firearm)
I knew how to load and handle a gun.
Synonyms
make ready
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charge
a performance that was charged with energy
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prime
They were primed and ready to execute the plan.
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prepare to fire
(verb) 
Definition
to insert film in (a camera)
A technician loads a cartridge onto one of the machines.
Synonyms
insert
He took a key from his pocket and inserted it into the lock.
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put in
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stick in
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pop in (informal)
(noun) 
Definition
the amount borne or conveyed
He drove by with a big load of hay.
Synonyms
cargo
The boat calls at the main port to load its cargo of bananas.
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lading
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delivery
a delivery of fresh eggs
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shipment
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batch
the current batch of trainee priests
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freight
26 tonnes of freight
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bale
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consignment
The first consignment of food has already left Bologna.
(noun) 
Definition
a quantity of
(informal)  They came up with a load of embarrassing information.
Synonyms
large amount
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a lot
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mass
On the desk is a mass of books and papers.
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ocean
He has oceans of loyal fans.
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pile (informal)
I've got piles of questions for you.
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great deal
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quantity
the sheer quantity of data can cause problems.
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stacks
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(noun) 
Definition
to burden or oppress
High blood pressure imposes an extra load on the heart.
Synonyms
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pressure
The pressures of modern life are great.
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weight
He heaved a sigh of relief. `That's a great weight off my mind.'
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responsibility
The 600 properties were his responsibility.
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burden
Having more responsibility at work felt like a burden to him.
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onus
The onus was on the Italians to find a solution.
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millstone
The contract proved to be a millstone around his neck.
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encumbrance
She considered the past an irrelevant encumbrance.
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incubus

phrasal verb

See load someone down

Additional synonyms

in the sense of batch
Definition
a group of similar objects or people dispatched or dealt with at the same time
the current batch of trainee priests
in the sense of burden
Definition
something that is difficult to bear
Having more responsibility at work felt like a burden to him.
in the sense of charge
Definition
to fill with a feeling or mood
a performance that was charged with energy
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