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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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Seven thousand and 65 tons of fishes were unloaded in the Governorate of Musanadam; while the quantity of unloaded fishes reached 4 thousand and 84 tons in the Governorate of Muscat.
More than 90 containers of what Cypriot officials described as "material that could be used to make munitions" have been unloaded and stored at a naval base.
This is fulfilling," said Gamble, who tracks on an erasable chart how quickly ships are unloaded.
According to law, ships must be unloaded within 20 days after arrival.
The 5,217-ton Pacific Pintail brought the eight batches to the plant in Takahama on the Sea of Japan coast, and the 4,863-ton Pacific Teal unloaded its 32 batches in Fukushima Prefecture, about 250 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.
To prevent sever damage to the railcar, always open at least one hatch to the compartment being unloaded.
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.
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.
nonhazardous municipal solid waste being unloaded near Sauget, Ill.
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.
Two of the loads were unloaded at the local Baptist church to approximately 1,500 residents.
Soldiers unloaded the military equipment the way the half-tracks and airplanes and civilian stevedores unloaded the general cargo.
LANCASTER - A 19-year-old Lancaster man faces more than five years in prison for carrying an unloaded shotgun and possessing a steak knife while standing outside Lincoln Elementary School.