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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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With the IBC2000 bulk bag unloaders in place, operators simply attach the straps of each 2,000-lb super sack to a universal pick-up device and then use a forklift to raise and insert each bag into one of the six unloaders, which have heavy duty tubular steel frames that keep the bags firmly in place.
John Keenan, chartering director at Quality Freight UK, oversaw the operation to move the unloaders, working closely with colleagues at RWE and Newport Industries.
The steel structure for the new unloader will be built in China, while other parts will be delivered from Europe.
Mr Kass explained: "Our baggage arrival area is compact; however the design of the Baggage Unloader makes it easy to operate--even in space constrained areas."
It is evident that the cost per ton to TNEB on the unloader is much higher than carrying the coal on gearless panamaxes.
Heyl & Patterson is now an innovator of railroad and barge unloaders and thermal processing equipment for the mining, chemical, energy and biomass sectors.
28 November 2011 - Finnish handling systems provider Cargotec Oyj (HEL:CGCBV) announced today a contract to supply two Siwertell ship unloaders to handle coal at the Jorf Lasfar port on the Atlantic coast of Morroco.
The barge was outfitted with a Manitowoc 999 Series crane and a Manitowoc 250S crane for loading and final placement of the Siwertell ship unloader subassemblies into place at Schiller Station's pier.
4 System 533 silo & unloader 1,400 to 70,000 cu.
The unloader also features a Spout-Lock clamp ring that forms a high-integrity seal between the clean side of the bag spout and the clean side of the equipment, while a Tele-Tube telescoping tube maintains constant downward pressure on the clamp ring and bag spout, elongating the bag as it empties to promote complete discharge.
A compact pressure regulating unloader with adjustment handle, by-pass hose and chemical injector are standard on each pump.
Newco's services range from cleaning and inspecting bead and spray nozzles to the full restoration of a drum unloader. Newco's range also covers all manufacturers and all versions of its equipment, from piston pump melters used in the food industry to PLC-controlled melters used to make disposable products.
Beginning with a self-unloading agricultural trailer in the 1950s, Foster moved on to introduce the patented Keith Walking Floor[R] unloader in the early 1970s.
An example of the ports' aim to take care of the environment is a new $11 million high performance ship unloader at Kwinana Bulk Jetty in the outer harbour.
Optional live tooling, tool/part gaging, and automated material handling, including a new programmable gantry unloader, enables the SC0654 to turn tube and bar stock into finished parts in one operation.