Front-load meaning

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Front-load is defined as to focus efforts, costs or expenses at the beginning of a project.

An example of front-load is someone opening a new restaurant and spending most of their business loan money on start up costs, not saving any money for expenses to come later.

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To arrange or plan (a schedule, project, or process, for example) so that a large portion of activity occurs in an early period.

Front-loaded the primaries so that most of them occur early rather than later in the election year.

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To incur or pay off (expenses, for example) in an early period of a fiscal arrangement.
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To put or concentrate (efforts, costs, expenditures, etc.) at the beginning of (a contract, project, etc.)
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Designating or of a washing machine with the lid in the front.
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Alternative form of front-load.
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To assign to the initial periods.

We front-loaded the fees on the project.

We front-loaded the project with fees.

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Attributive form of front load.

This is a front-load fund, with 4.5% coming off the top.

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Designed to be loaded from the front.

A new front-load washing machine uses less water than a top-load.

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Used other than as an idiom: see front,‎ load.
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Something assigned to the early period of a project or a program, especially something burdensome.

The front load on these mutual funds is a steep five percent.

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