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Learner's definition of LOAD  
: something that is lifted and carried
   b  : an amount that can be carried at one time : an amount that fills something (such as a truck) — often used in combination
somewhat technical  : the weight that is carried or supported by something
: something that causes worry or sadness
   b  : a difficult responsibility
: a large amount of something — usually plural
   b  — used in phrases like a load of garbage, a load of trash, a load of hot air, etc., to say that something is worthless
: the amount of work done or expected to be done
— see also caseload, workload
   b  technical  : the amount of work done by a machine
   c  technical  : the amount of power used by an electrical device or produced by a power source

get a load of

: to look at (someone or something)

take a load off (your feet)

chiefly US, informal
: to sit down and relax
Learner's definition of LOAD  
: to put an amount of something in or on (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
   b  [+ object]  : to put (an amount of something) into or onto something
   c  [+ object]  : to supply (someone or something) with a large amount of something
: to put something necessary into a machine or device so that it can be used
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]of a boat, vehicle, etc.  : to be boarded by (passengers)
   b  [no object]  : to go onto something (such as a boat or vehicle)
computers  : to cause (a program, file, etc.) to begin being used or displayed by a computer
[+ object]
[no object]
— see also download, upload
[+ object]baseball  : to put runners on (first, second, and third base)

load down with

[phrasal verb]
load (someone or something) down with (something) 
: to cause or force (someone or something) to accept or deal with (something difficult) — usually used as (be) loaded down with

load the dice

— see 1dice

load up on

[phrasal verb]
load up on (something)informal 
: to drink or eat a large amount of (something)
: to get a large amount of (something)

— loader

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