overcharge

verb
over·​charge | \ ˌō-vər-ˈchärj How to pronounce overcharge (audio) \
overcharged; overcharging; overcharges

Definition of overcharge

transitive verb

1 : to charge too much or too fully
2 : to fill too full

intransitive verb

: to make an excessive charge

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Other Words from overcharge

overcharge \ ˈō-​vər-​ˌchärj How to pronounce overcharge (audio) \ noun

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Examples of overcharge in a Sentence

He overcharges for car repairs. He overcharges his customers for car repairs. The store overcharged me for my skirt.
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Recent Examples on the Web All of the witnesses said Chalouhi and Jaber regularly overcharge Kenyan women for consular fees. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, "Kenyan women protest outside Beirut consulate demanding to be repatriated," 13 Aug. 2020 Dolcefino also said Tech tried to drastically overcharge him for record production, withheld documents responsive to his requests and even destroyed such records. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, "Coach Mike Leach prepared to fight Texas Tech 'until he dies'," 15 Sep. 2020 All of the witnesses said Chalouhi and Jaber regularly overcharge Kenyan women for consular fees. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, "Kenyan women protest outside Beirut consulate demanding to be repatriated," 13 Aug. 2020 All of the witnesses said Chalouhi and Jaber regularly overcharge Kenyan women for consular fees. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, "Kenyan women protest outside Beirut consulate demanding to be repatriated," 13 Aug. 2020 The inspector general issued a report alleging Holabird Enterprises of Maryland Inc. carried out a yearslong scheme to overcharge the city for equipment, such as snow plows. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Departing employees, including 2 who’ve faced scrutiny, outpace Baltimore police officers as city’s top earners," 31 Aug. 2020 Apple is facing a landmark lawsuit filed by Fortnite owner Epic Games that claims Apple is using its status an alleged monopolist to overcharge app developers with 30 percent fees on App Store earnings. Washington Post, "Apple makes a privacy change, and Facebook and advertising companies cry foul," 28 Aug. 2020 All of the witnesses said Chalouhi and Jaber regularly overcharge Kenyan women for consular fees. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, "Kenyan women protest outside Beirut consulate demanding to be repatriated," 13 Aug. 2020 All of the witnesses said Chalouhi and Jaber regularly overcharge Kenyan women for consular fees. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, "Kenyan women protest outside Beirut consulate demanding to be repatriated," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of overcharge

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of overcharge was in the 14th century

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11 Oct 2020

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“Overcharge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcharge. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for overcharge

overcharge

verb
How to pronounce overcharge (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of overcharge

: 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

verb
over·​charge | \ ˌō-vər-ˈchärj How to pronounce overcharge (audio) \
overcharged; overcharging

Kids Definition of overcharge

: to charge too much money

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