over-charge

overcharge

[v. oh-ver-chahrj; n. oh-ver-chahrj]
verb (used with object), overcharged, overcharging.
1.
to charge (a purchaser) too high a price: When the manager realized we'd been overcharged, she gave us a credit for the difference.
2.
to fill too full; overload.
3.
to exaggerate: to overcharge the importance of ancestry.
verb (used without object), overcharged, overcharging.
4.
to make an excessive charge; charge too much for something.
noun
5.
a charge in excess of a stated or just price.
6.
an act of overcharging.
7.
an excessive load.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English; see over-, charge

overcharger, noun
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overcharge
 
vb
1.  to charge too much
2.  (tr) to fill or load beyond capacity
3.  literary another word for exaggerate
 
n
4.  an excessive price or charge
5.  an excessive load

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overcharge
c.1300, "to overload, overburden," from over + charge. Meaning "to charge someone too much money" is from 1667.
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