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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 something onto someone or something

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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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Officials from the company check in customers for their flights, print their boarding passes, weigh and secure their baggage in addition to delivering them to the airport and loading them onto the aircraft.
Footage captured over the period of multiple days showed Torres photographing the hives, loading them onto a truck and taking them.
GLS-5700 is a DNA-based vaccine that has been developed by reproducing sections of the Zika virus genome and loading them onto a plasmid.
"BAS qualified staff check 'dangerous goods' items before loading them onto the ULDs.
Video footage shows police digging up bodies and loading them onto trucks in plastic bags.
The manager quoted the worker as saying that he saw the accused, a 42-year-old Indian, transporting the empty barrels, along with two other men, from the hotel before loading them onto a truck.
Initial to the carrying of construction of multi-level commercial building, slitting is needed for steel and as slitting mills have no facilities for container handling, FPS is unpacking the coils and loading them onto its own flatbed vehicles.
Fakhri Abu Diab, who heads the Committee for the Defense of Silwan, said residents clashed with police when they confronted the tax collectors, who were confiscating goods from shops and loading them onto trucks.
A police spokesman said: "Those responsible for the theft have pushed these items out of the garage before either loading them onto suitable transport or hitching to a vehicle fitted with a suitable tow bar."
Volunteers perform such varied tasks as promoting the project to groups and churches, collecting shoeboxes at the state's 75 drop-off locations, and loading them onto trucks for the beginning of the journey to their ultimate recipients overseas.
The 39-year-old was arrested by police after stealing two boilers worth pounds 500 each from a warehouse by walking in, loading them onto a trolley.
Learn techniques for taking all kinds of videos with a digital video camera, loading them onto the computer and then trimming, splicing and adding special effects using video editing software.
military units packing up to leave the Persian Gulf will have a new wash rack recycling system to clean their combat vehicles before loading them onto transport ships.
A squadron of volunteers blanketed the conference territory, shooting out rapid-fire notes and loading them onto the new and improved IABC web site.
As delighted as the residents were with the donations, a problem arose: The 10 games could be only played with the CDs inserted, rather than loading them onto the computers.