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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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NYSE:CNI) Major port terminals unloaded 2,744 CN grain cars during crop week 39, compared with an industry-set unload guideline of 3,230 cars.
Terminals at both Prince Rupert and Thunder Bay were unable to unload CN-delivered cars because of limited space for new grain.
Total unloads of CN-delivered cars at the major ports during Crop Week 14, ended Nov.
Car unloads at Prince Rupert were 1,075, representing 83 per cent of the 1,300-car guideline.
Car unloads at Prince Rupert totalled 882, or 88 percent of the industry-set guideline of 1,000 cars for the week.
At Thunder Bay, CN unloads totalled 1,076 cars, 90 per cent of the 1,200 car target.
CN unloads at Vancouver totaled 1,262 cars, 105 percent of the 1200-car target.
CN unloads at Vancouver totalled 1,320 cars, 110 percent of the 1200-car target.
Data Base Organizer - quickly loads and unloads databases, and performs structural changes;
Snapshot Unload unloads a consistent data image while allowing applications read-write access to that data.
Landmark UNLOAD Study Demonstrates That Aquapheresis[TM] Results in Greater Weight and Fluid Loss, and Reduced Rehospitalizations in Heart Failure Patients with Fluid Overload