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1. To get into something, especially a vehicle, all at the same time. Make sure you take a head count after all the kids have loaded into the bus. The passengers began loading into the cruise ship, blissfully unaware of the horror that awaited them in the middle of the ocean.
2. To usher people into something, especially a vehicle, all at the same time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "load" and "into." We had just loaded everyone into the car when Tommy said he needed to use the bathroom. I hope they start loading us into the plane soon.
3. To put a supply of something into a structure, vehicle, or mode of conveyance. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "load" and "into." Let me know when you're finished loading that timber into the van. We'll need a forklift to load these pallets into the storage unit.
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load someone or something into something

 and load someone or something in
to put someone or something into something. Would you load the dishes into the dishwasher? Let's load the kids into the car and go to the zoo. Load them in, and let's go.
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load into something

[for people] to get into something. Everyone loaded into the bus, and we set off for Denver. The kids all loaded into the station wagon for the trip.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Into the midst of them, when with more howlings and yelpings they were loaded into the baggage car, was Michael's cage piled.
The sphere shaped indentor was loaded into a sample, turned 200[degrees] at 1[degrees] per second velocity and completely released.
The product is loaded into containers, is transported overland, and is loaded by cranes onto a ship.
Goods may be improperly loaded into containers, or containers onto vessels.
However, in many cases, this is not possible, and converting the data in the old system to ASCII format is required so it can be easily read by the new software and loaded into the new system.
Should quality issues be addressed by a data cleanup or "massaging" effort while the data is in the old familiar system, or should a final data cleanup occur after the data is loaded into the new system?
Thoreson-McCosh also showed new microprocessor-controlled vacuum loaders with an improved flapper-door that reportedly provides extra clearance and permits more material to be loaded into the hopper.
Calendered stock, either rubberized textile cloth or plain gum is usually delivered to the slitting line, and when needed, loaded into the stock let-off, which is the first step of the slitting process.