One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having too large or too heavy a load.‘an overladen trolley’figurative ‘the film is overladen with tear-jerking moments’
- ‘The car is so overladen with baggage that we can't see out the back window and four of us are white-knuckled with fear that the car will topple over and roll back down the hill.’
- ‘Dangerously overladen, completely off balance, the bus lurches across the bridge.’
- ‘In their place stand pool tables, ‘ergonomic’ chairs, and a bar so overladen with fluorescent drinks that one daren't approach without first applying sunscreen.’
- ‘Many times I have left the theater dismissing a film because of its overladen special effects.’
- ‘Budgets sometimes touch the stratosphere, as the guest list keeps growing and the overladen food tables groan.’
- ‘A branch overladen with monkeys crashed suddenly to the ground - sending them leaping and howling into space, scampering away upon landing.’
- ‘Anyway, the drive home along the coast road gave me ample time to wonder what possesses people in clapped-out, overladen vans to drive at 30 kmph without regard to gradient, curves or following traffic.’
- ‘When in flight, females stayed close to the ground and always appeared clumsy and overladen.’
- ‘Though overladen with quotations, it offered a coherent and plausible account of the evolution of the earth's crust and insisted that the present could be used to explain what had happened in the past.’
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