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unload someone or something on (to) someone

to get rid of a burdensome person or thing on someone else. I unloaded my obnoxious little cousin onto his aunt. I didn't mean to unload my problems onto you.
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unload something from something

to take things off of something; to remove the burden from something. Please unload the groceries from the car. I unloaded the groceries from the bags.
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tv. to get rid of someone or something. We’re gonna unload all the cats and dogs during the Christmas rush.
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As for the species, large pelagic fish had the first position in terms of the quantity of unloaded fish last April, which reached 37,919 tons, compared to 22,668 tons unloaded during the same month of 2015 marking a 67.
This is fulfilling," said Gamble, who tracks on an erasable chart how quickly ships are unloaded.
Francis Notch: He will not give my ship permission to leave until the tea is unloaded.
To prevent sever damage to the railcar, always open at least one hatch to the compartment being unloaded.
369 million tons of oil products load, unloaded in the same month of the preceding year, according to the latest data available on the organization's website.
An MRT-3 service report said that one of its trains unloaded passengers at Cubao station at 7:19 a.
The highest quantity of unloaded fishes by artisan fishing was recorded in the Governorate of Al Wusta with a quantity of 22 thousand and 323 tons; followed by the Governorates of North and South A'Sharqiyah with 21 thousand and 117 tons.
LANCASTER - A 19-year-old Lancaster man accused of standing outside Lincoln Elementary School armed with an unloaded shotgun and a steak knife has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
The part then returns to the load/unload station where it is automatically unloaded and conveyed as another part is simultaneously loaded onto the table.
When rubber is unloaded at a customer site, a fork-truck carrying a container drives inside the unloading station - a large, eight-foot steel mesh enclosure.
What separates self-unloaders from other Great Lakes ships, known as bulkers, is that they are fitted with a conveyor system which allows them to be unloaded with a minimum or, in some cases, no dock-side unloading facilities.
a southbound train unloaded passengers at the Santolan station.
Muscat, Sept 21 (ONA) The quantity of cargo unloaded and loaded at the Port Sultan Qaboos stood at (3,149,000) tons as at the end of July 2013 against (3,000,000) tons during the same period in 2012, constituting a (5%) rise.
Soldiers unloaded the military equipment the way the half-tracks and airplanes and civilian stevedores unloaded the general cargo.