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in charge

Definition of in charge

  1. :  having control or responsibility (for something) <I am not sure who is in charge at the restaurant.> <I want to speak to the person in charge.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  a material load or weight

    :  a figure borne on a heraldic field

    :  the quantity that an apparatus is intended to receive and fitted to hold

  1. :  to lay or put a load on or in :  load

    :  to place a charge (as of powder) in

    :  to load or fill to capacity


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