overcharge

verb over·charge \ ˌō-vər-ˈchärj \
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

Definition of overcharge

overcharged; overcharging; overcharges
1 : to charge too much or too fully
2 : to fill too full
: to make an excessive charge

overcharge

play \ˈō-vər-ˌchärj\ noun

Examples of overcharge in a Sentence

  1. He overcharges for car repairs.

  2. He overcharges his customers for car repairs.

  3. The store overcharged me for my skirt.

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First Known Use of overcharge

14th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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overcharge Synonyms

Synonyms

gouge, soak, sting, surcharge;

Antonyms

undercharge;

Related Words

cheat, defraud, stick;

clip, fleece, skin;

mischarge;


OVERCHARGE Defined for English Language Learners

overcharge

Definition of overcharge for English Language Learners

  • : to charge too much for something : to make someone pay too much money for something

  • : to give too much of an electric charge to (a battery)


OVERCHARGE Defined for Kids

overcharge

verb over·charge \ ˌō-vər-ˈchärj \

Definition of overcharge for Students

overcharged; overcharging
: to charge too much money


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