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front-load



Pronunciation: (
adj.frunt'lōd";
v.frunt'lōd'),
[key]
adj.
Also,front'-load'ed.front-loading (def. 1).

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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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