—v.t. 1. to load or fill from the front: to front-load a washing machine; to front-load a video recorder. 2. to put in from the front; insert: to front-load eight pounds of clothing; to front-load a cassette. 3. to make fees, costs, commissions, etc., applicable at the beginning of (a contract, designated period, or the like): The striking teachers prefer to front-load their fringe benefits. Cf. back-load. 4. to concentrate maximum effort on (an activity) at the outset: The politician front-loaded his campaigning.