Definitions for overchargeˌoʊ vərˈtʃɑrdʒ; ˈoʊ vərˌtʃɑrdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•chargeˌoʊ vərˈtʃɑrdʒ; ˈoʊ vərˌtʃɑrdʒ(v.; n.)-charged, -charg•ing

  1. (v.t.)to charge (a purchaser) too high a price.

  2. to overload.

  3. to express too elaborately or dramatically.

  4. (v.i.)to charge too high a price.

  5. (n.)a charge in excess of a stated or just price.

  6. an act of overcharging.

  7. an excessive load.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overcharge(verb)

    a price that is too high

  2. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)

    rip off; ask an unreasonable price

  3. overload, surcharge, overcharge(verb)

    place too much a load on

    "don't overload the car"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overcharge(verb)ˌoʊ vərˈtʃɑrdʒ; n. ˈoʊ vərˌtʃɑrdʒ

    to ask sb to pay too much money

    The store overcharged me by $50.


  1. overcharge(Noun)

    An excessive load or burden.

  2. overcharge(Noun)

    An excessive charge in an account.

  3. overcharge(Verb)

    to charge more money than the correct amount or to surpass a certain limit while charging a bill

  4. overcharge(Verb)

    to continue to charge an electric device beyond its electrical capacity

Translations for overcharge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to charge too much

I have been overcharged for these goods.

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