su·​per·​charge ˈsü-pər-ˌchärj How to pronounce supercharge (audio)
supercharged; supercharging; supercharges

transitive verb

: to charge greatly or excessively (as with vigor or tension)
: to supply a charge to the intake of (an engine) at a pressure higher than that of the surrounding atmosphere
supercharge noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The measure is but a shadow of the larger, more ambitious plan to supercharge environmental and social programs that Biden and his party unveiled early last year. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Aug. 2022 The metaverse has enormous potential to supercharge your customer relationships. Eric Vermillion, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 The Loop Current has the potential to supercharge some of those storms. Nick Shay, The Conversation, 18 May 2022 She was appointed in 2019 by Mayor Eric Garcetti to help achieve the leafier goals of his Green New Deal, an ambitious plan to supercharge the city’s climate resiliency over the next few decades. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, 22 Apr. 2022 The use of artificial intelligence to aid in companies’ sensitive decision making has long made U.S. regulators wary, particularly for its potential to supercharge human bias. Richard Vanderford, WSJ, 2 Feb. 2022 APM Terminals Mobile, which operates the booming container shipping terminal in Mobile, says a $60 million investment will supercharge its ability to transfer cargo from ships to trains over the next two years. al, 14 Feb. 2023 Farid is among those who worry that live deepfakes could supercharge fraud. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 3 Sep. 2022 There’s a great Chrome extension to know about that will supercharge your Netflix experience, and it’s called Cine Lens. Andy Meek, BGR, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of supercharge was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Supercharge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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