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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Overloadv. t. [Cf. Overlade.].
     To load or fill to excess; to load too heavily.  [1913 Webster]
     An excessive load; the excess beyond a proper load.  [1913 Webster]


Overload, v. & n.
--v.tr. load excessively; force (a person, thing, etc.) beyond normal or reasonable capacity.
--n. an excessive quantity; a demand etc. which surpasses capability or capacity.



adorn, bale, bear hard upon, burden, burdening, burthen, cargo, charge, charging, choke, congest, congestion, convolute, cram, crowd, cumber, cumbrance, deadweight, decorate, drag, drench, elaborate, embellish, embroider, encumber, encumbrance, engorgement, enrich, festoon, flourish, freight, gild, glut, gluttonize, go hard with, go ill with, gorge, hamper, handicap, hindrance, hyperemia, impede, impediment, incubus, incumbency, involve, jam, jam-pack, lade, lading, lie on, load, load with ornament, loading, millstone, oppress, oppression, ornament, overbrimming, overburden, overcharge, overfeed, overfill, overflow, overfreight, overfullness, overlade, overlay, overspill, overstuff, overtax, overtaxing, overweigh, overweight, overweighting, pack, plethora, press hard upon, pressure, repletion, rest hard upon, saddle, saddle with, saddling, satiate, satiety, saturate, saturation, soak, strain, stuff, supercharge, superincumbency, supersaturate, supersaturation, surcharge, surfeit, tax, taxing, trick out, try one, varnish, weigh down, weigh heavy on, weigh on, weigh upon




VB superabound, overabound, know no bounds, swarm, meet one at every turn, creep with, crawl with, bristle with, overflow, run over, flow over, well over, brim over, run riot, overrun, overstock, overlay, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overburden, overload, overdo, overwhelm, overshoot the mark, surcharge, supersaturate, gorge, glut, load, drench, whelm, inundate, deluge, flood, drug, drug the market, hepatize, choke, cloy, accloy, suffocate, pile up, lay on thick, impregnate with, lavish, send coals to Newcastle, carry coals to Newcastle, carry owls to Athens, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, pisces natare docere, kill the slain, gild refined gold, gild the lily, butter one's bread on both sides, put butter upon bacon, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, exaggerate, wallow in roll in, remain on one's hands, hang heavy on hand, go a begging.


VB hinder, impede, filibuster, impedite, embarrass, keep off, stave off, ward off, obviate, avert, antevert, turn aside, draw off, prevent, forefend, nip in the bud, retard, slacken, check, let, counteract, countercheck, preclude, debar, foreclose, estop, inhibit, shackle, restrict, obstruct, stop, stay, bar, bolt, lock, block, block up, choke off, belay, barricade, block the way, bar the way, stop the way, forelay, dam up, put on the brake, scotch the wheel, lock the wheel, put a spoke in the wheel, put a stop to, traverse, contravene, interrupt, intercept, oppose, hedge in, hedge round, cut off, inerclude, interpose, interfere, intermeddle, cramp, hamper, clog, clog the wheels, cumber, encumber, incumber, handicap, choke, saddle with, load with, overload, lay, lumber, trammel, tie one's hands, put to inconvenience, incommode, discommode, discompose, hustle, corner, drive into a corner, run foul of, fall foul of, cross the path of, break in upon, thwart, frustrate, disconcert, balk, foil, faze, feaze, feeze, baffle, snub, override, circumvent, defeat, spike guns, spoil, mar, clip the wings of, cripple, put an extinguisher on, damp, dishearten, discountenance, throw cold water on, spoil sport, lay a wet blanket, throw a wet blanket on, cut the ground from under one, take the wind out of one's sails, undermine, be in the way of, stand in the way of, act as a drag, hang like a millstone round one's neck.

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