One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘we unloaded the van’
unpack, empty, unburden, disburden
2‘they began to unload the cases from the lorry’
remove, offload, discharge, jettison, drop, deliver, deposit, set down, leave, put off, tip out, pour out
3‘the state will unload its 25 per cent stake in a few weeks’
sell, discard, jettison, offload, eject, get rid of, dispose of, pass off, throw away, throw out, clear out, scrap, destroy
palm something off on someone, foist something on someone, fob something off on someone
informal dump, lose, junk, get shot of, get shut of, see the back of
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