Definition of 'overload'
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It is often caused by a change in routine, or sensory overload. The Sun (2016)This sounds like another example of information overload. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We look for capable people who are not overloaded with responsibilities already. Christianity Today (2000)Are you being overloaded with work or set impossible deadlines? Times, Sunday Times (2010)When we tried the lights it overloaded the system. The Sun (2010)The sensory overload will also ensure they will remember it for years afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This boat is overloaded and you are putting our lives in danger. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The term is not new and it continues to suffer from the negative connotations of information overload. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This week new research shows a system already overloaded. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Those twin pressures mean that more than once a week the system becomes overloaded. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Lose the roof and it is like a sensory overload. The Sun (2006)But we warned them the boat was overloaded. The Sun (2008)So is it helpful advice or just information overload? The Sun (2016)They made it to a small boat but it was already dangerously overloaded. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If the trainer is overloaded, he simply stops and says so. Training with N.L.P. (1994) Work overload Most of this book is devoted to the problem of demand outstripping resources. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)You get sensory overload and your brain can't process how incredible the moment is. The Sun (2012)Muscle fatigue, or overload, causes small tears in the fibres. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: overload VERB
If you overload something such as a vehicle, you put more things or people into it than it was designed to carry.
Don't overload the boat or it will sink.
Definition of overload from the Collins English Dictionary
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