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 for unload
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unload \Un*load"\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + load.]
     1. To take the load from; to discharge of a load or cargo; to
        disburden; as, to unload a ship; to unload a beast.
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     2. Hence, to relieve from anything onerous.
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     3. To discharge or remove, as a load or a burden; as, to
        unload the cargo of a vessel.
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     4. To draw the charge from; as, to unload a gun.
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     5. To sell in large quantities, as stock; to get rid of.
        [Brokers' Cant, U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unload \Un*load"\, v. i.
     To perform the act of unloading anything; as, let unload now.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  unload
      v 1: leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the
           passengers at the hotel" [syn: drop, drop off, set
           down, put down, unload, discharge]
      2: take the load off (a container or vehicle); "unload the
         truck"; "offload the van" [syn: unload, unlade,
         offload]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "unload":
     alleviate, be light, break bulk, clear the trade, close out,
     convert, convert into cash, cut under, debark, disburden,
     discharge, disembark, disembarrass, disencumber, dump, ease,
     effect a sale, empty, have little weight, jettison, job,
     kick the beam, land, lighten, liquidate, make a sale, make light,
     make lighter, market, merchandise, move, off-load, offload,
     reduce weight, relieve, resell, retail, sacrifice, sell, sell off,
     sell on consignment, sell out, sell over, sell retail, sell short,
     sell up, sell wholesale, set at ease, stevedore,
     terminate the account, turn into money, turn over, unballast,
     unburden, undercut, undersell, unfreight, unlade, unpack, unship,
     weigh lightly, wholesale
  
  

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