Synonyms of 'overload'
1 weigh downDictionary, burden, encumberDon't overload the boat or it will sink.
2 strainDictionary, tax, burdenan effective method that will not overload staff with more paperwork
Resources will be further strained by new demands for housing.
Overcrowding has taxed the city's ability to deal with waste.
The war saddled the country with huge foreign debt.
The atmosphere in the room oppressed her.
He overworks his staff.
push to the limit
It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back
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If someone burdens you with something that is likely to worry you, for example a problem or a difficult decision, they tell you about it.
We decided not to burden him with the news.
fishermen encumbered with bulky clothing and boots
Thesaurus for overload from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you overload something such as a vehicle , you put more things or people into it than it was designed to carry .