Meaning of UNLOAD in English

UNLOAD

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

cargo

Then they would unload their human cargo and speed back, using a different route, to repeat the process.

Patients could watch trains load and unload cargo from the ships docked at the waterfront.

There they found two boats tied up alongside the wharf, waiting to unload their cargo of dolphin corpses.

The stretcher bearers ran out to unload the cargo .

On the other hand, he could find he had been selected to unload a valuable cargo such as palm kernels.

It became the head of navigation where they unloaded their cargoes .

■ VERB

begin

As the crew began to unload the waste drums, inflatable dinghies were deliberately positioned underneath.

As she watched, two men began unloading something long and heavy, but she could not see what it was.

Within twenty minutes a car drove up to the family majlis and began to unload a meal for us all.

A truck arrived at our door one morning and two burly men began unloading cartons from the back.

No one spoke; they began to unload the cases from the lorry.

Primo walked back up the street and began unloading the van.

A middle-aged couple got out and began to unload a motley collection of boxes and bags.

I began to unload the camels.

help

How stop myself swinging down through the branches to help unload her little car?

She rinsed the sheets secretly, after Sethe went to the restaurant and Paul D went scrounging for barges to help unload .

Several Negro women waited with her, and Wilson was there to help unload him.

load

Such a barn is easy to load and unload and may be adapted for other uses when empty.

That is, if the loading and unloading actually occurred.

You see them being loaded and unloaded , sailing piled up to the funnel with cotton bales or wrecked by tornadoes.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Could you unload the dishwasher?

Paul's job was mainly unloading cartons and stacking them.

The ship is unloading at the dock right now.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Everything was grey, wet and colourless as we stood by the rail watching the luggage being unloaded into the custom sheds.

He stood quietly and watched the boxes being unloaded.

I am anxious to unload , Mr Tyron.

In recent months, Fidelity, not just Magellan, has unloaded tech stocks.

Mike climbed the steps without speaking, and unloaded his cameras and camera bag on a mat.

Much oil and petrol is unloaded at docks along the canal, particularly for a petrochemical works at Carrington.

There was a certain way of unloading timber which made the work quite straight forward.

Wall Street had speculated earlier this week that Kodak would unload the unprofitable unit.

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