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un·load

 (ŭn-lōd′)
v. un·load·ed, un·load·ing, un·loads
v.tr.
1.
a. To remove the load or cargo from.
b. To discharge (cargo or a load).
2.
a. To relieve of something burdensome or oppressive; unburden: a confidant to whom he could unload his heart.
b. To give expression to (one's troubles or feelings); pour forth.
3. To remove the charge from (a firearm).
4. To dispose of, especially by selling in great quantity; dump.
v.intr.
To discharge a cargo or some other burden.

un·load′er n.

unloading

(ʌnˈləʊdɪŋ)
n
the act of removing goods or cargo from a ship, lorry, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unloading - the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.unloading - the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.
handling - manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
loading - the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.; "the loading took 2 hours"
Translations

unloading

[ˈʌnˈləʊdɪŋ] Ndescarga f

unloading

[ʌnˈləʊdɪŋ] nscarico
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He at once called to Sancho, who, however, had no mind to come, as he was just then engaged in unloading a sumpter mule, well laden with provender, which these worthy gentlemen had brought with them.
Everything is done with a great deal of bustle, the unloading of the baggage, the examination of the customs; and everyone seems to smile at you.
Sometimes they were found unattended and dead in their beds; on occasion their bodies were dragged out of the water; and sometimes it was just plain accident, as when Bill Kelley, unloading cargo while drunk, had a finger jerked off, which, under the circumstances, might just as easily have been his head.
But by the very process of unloading the surpluses, the resources of those countries are in turn developed.
We agreed, also, that the effect of unloading this surplus on another country would be to develop the resources of that country, and that in a short time that country would have an unconsumed surplus.
Some laborers, unloading a scow at a dock at the river, paused for a moment and regarded the fight.
At this moment a strange noise, like the unloading of a cart, and followed by a cry of pain, was heard beneath the window.
With hundreds of ships loading and unloading on this side right into the freight cars of three big railroads, factories will start up over here instead of crossing to San Francisco.
Neither Montgomery nor his companion took the slightest notice of me, but busied themselves in assisting and directing the four or five sailors who were unloading the goods.
These are under command, and bound to do every duty required of them connected with the service; such as hunting, trapping, loading and unloading the horses, mounting guard; and, in short, all the drudgery of the camp.
He told media that he was attacked when he told them that the law did not prevent him from unloading his own material.
Iranian ports saw loading and unloading of a total of 13.