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overcharge

[v. oh-ver-chahrj; n. oh-ver-chahrj] /v. ˌoʊ vərˈtʃɑrdʒ; n. ˈoʊ vərˌtʃɑrdʒ/
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
1275-1325; Middle English; see over-, charge
Related forms
overcharger, noun
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Examples from the web for overcharge
  • Perhaps they exploit their stronger market position to overcharge their customers.
  • Although it's a slap in the face, they also overcharge their customers and sometimes have blackouts, especially for sports games.
  • It is not our best interest to overcharge these customer.
  • But beware of big, sprawling, white-shoe corporate law firms that overcharge.
  • In cars, as in laptops, the cause could be a manufacturing defect or an overcharge.
British Dictionary definitions for overcharge

overcharge

verb (ˌəʊvəˈtʃɑːdʒ)
1.
to charge too much
2.
(transitive) to fill or load beyond capacity
3.
(literary) another word for exaggerate
noun (ˈəʊvəˌtʃɑːdʒ)
4.
an excessive price or charge
5.
an excessive load
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Word Origin and History for overcharge
v.

c.1300, "to overload, overburden," from over- + charge (v.). Meaning "to charge someone too much money" is from 1660s. Related: Overcharged; overcharging.

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