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carb-loading

A dietary strategy involving consuming large amounts of carbohydrate-rich food, such as pasta, rice, potatoes, etc., as a means of increasing stored energy in preparation for a major athletic event (e.g., a marathon). An abbreviated form of the term "carbohydrate loading." While some have questioned whether it really helps one's performance, I still swear that carb-loading gives me an extra edge in big races.

carbo-loading

A dietary strategy involving consuming large amounts of carbohydrate-rich food(s), such as pasta, rice, potatoes, etc., as a means of increasing stored energy in preparation for a major athletic event (e.g., a marathon). An abbreviated form of the term "carbohydrate loading." While some have questioned whether it really helps one's performance, I still swear that carbo-loading gives me an extra edge in big races.

front load

To organize something (often a contract or itinerary) so that it is most productive at the start and tapers off during the duration. My agent front loaded my contract so that I would make the most money right now, in the prime of my career. Why did you front load our trip so much? I'm exhausted after three days of touring the city!
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carbo load

To eat large quantities of carbohydrates, as one would typically do in preparation for running a marathon. "Carbo" is short for "carbohydrate." You better start carbo loading now if you want to make it through the race on Saturday.
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load (someone or something) down

1. To force someone, something, or an animal to carry a great deal of weight. Make sure there's a train station near the hotel—we don't want to be walking across town loaded down with suitcases. We loaded down the truck with as much many barrels of oil as it could handle and got the heck out of there. Be careful not to load the mules down with anything you don't need on the trip.
2. To overburden someone with work, assignments, or tasks. I hate the way schools are loading students down with so much homework these days. You've been loaded down with way too much at work lately. I think it's time you took a vacation.
See also: down, load

load (someone or something) up

1. To force someone or something to carry or hold a very large or heavy amount of something. When I asked my friend for some book recommendations, she loaded me up with a whole stack of them. He went up to the table and loaded up his plate with a huge mound of food.
2. To fill some form of transportation with its intended cargo. Come in and eat your lunch once you're finished loading up the car with our bags. It looks like criminals had loaded the boat up with marijuana hidden in soup cans.
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load up on (something)

To eat or drink something until one feels full. We're going to be eating dinner soon, so don't load up on bread. The kids loaded up on soda before we left the house, so now everyone needs to use the toilet.
See also: load, on, up

load onto

1. To get onto or into something, especially a vehicle, all at the same time. Make sure you take a head count after all the kids have loaded onto the bus. The passengers began loading onto the cruise ship, blissfully unaware of the horror that awaited them in the middle of the ocean.
2. To usher people onto or 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 onto the boat when Tommy said he needed to use the bathroom. I hope they start loading us onto the plane soon.
3. To put a supply of something onto 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 onto the truck. We'll need a forklift to load these pallets onto the shelves in the warehouse.
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load into

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 (something) with (something)

1. To fill some space or structure with a large or heavy amount of something. Let me know when you're finished loading the van with timber. We'll need a forklift to load the shelves in the warehouse with these pallets of books.
2. To burden something with an excessive amount of something else. Often used in passive constructions. The director loaded the film with so much symbolism that it's hard to figure out what is supposed to be taken literally. Snack cakes like these are loaded with calories.
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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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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 something onto someone or something

 and load something on
to lift something onto someone or something. We loaded the trunk onto Sam, and he carried it up the stairs into the house. Please help me load the boxes onto the cart. Load on the boxes, and let's go.
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carbo load

Consume a large amount of carbohydrate food, as in Karen began carbo loading three days before the road race. This term, a clipping of "carbohydrate loading," originated among marathon runners, who were advised to build up their strength before a race by eating quantities of foods like spaghetti. [1970s]
See also: carbo, load
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In Col-1 and Col-2, which were not subjected to persistent loading before, the first horizontal tensile crack was initiated during forward loading on the tensile face near the column base, and it grew rapidly as horizontal displacement at the column top increased.
Power loading, the ratio of airplane's weight to engine power output, is determined by dividing a propeller-driven airplane's current weight by the engine's generated horsepower (hp).
This ratio is inversely related to the reduction in AE activity during loading until the material is stressed beyond its previous stress level, also known as the Kaiser effect [4].
The blocks to be used for the loaded LT, LR, and RT were solid-stacked in three layers between an electric charge plate and the top ground plate in the compressive loading part, and the blocks to be used for the load-free control were solidstacked in the load-free part (Fig.
While the RPA can correlate well to changes in viscosity for rubber compounds containing very high loadings of fully reinforcing fillers, the capillary rheometer is more accurate in measuring the true viscosity value in this high range of loading, provided there is no wall slippage.
With margins razor thin and resin prices high, processors over the past 18 months have increased their loadings of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) by about 10%, estimates Allen Guy, regional technical service manager at Omya Inc., a supplier of the mineral for films.
Perfect loading once again from his most experienced crew, or so he thought.
An example of a load cell with a relatively high sensitivity to angular position with respect to the NIST 4.448 MN deadweight machine loading platens is shown in Fig.
Also new is the ability to use different fatigue curves for each part in an assembly and to use load history data to define loading events.
In design, engineers contend with greater uncertainty in the amount of loading the structure will experience over its service life.
It has been hypothesized that the intervertebral disc experiences a different axial loading pattern, which may account for symptom alteration, when the trunk is upright compared to supine.
Despite loading and fastening regulations, containers regularly fall overboard during the stormy months of the year.
Many rail companies that transport paper provide guidance and tips for loading rolls (and logs, pulp, pallet, and related commodities).
The improvement in these pilots' conditions during the 2-hour postlanding period could be the result of their adaptation to normal G loading, an unloading of perilymphatic/endolymphatic pressure, or a settling of the otoconia or canaliths.