overcharge

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ charge

Verb[edit]

overcharge ‎(third-person singular simple present overcharges, present participle overcharging, simple past and past participle overcharged)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To charge (somebody) more money than the correct amount or to surpass a certain limit while charging a bill.
  2. (transitive) To continue to charge (an electrical device) beyond its capacity.
  3. (transitive, dated) To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Raleigh to this entry?)
  4. (transitive, dated) To fill too full; to crowd.
    • Addison
      Our language is overcharged with consonants.
  5. (transitive, dated) To exaggerate.
    to overcharge a description

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Noun[edit]

overcharge ‎(plural overcharges)

  1. An excessive load or burden.
  2. An excessive charge in an account.