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He succeeded in dragging his charge up the three low steps that led toward the coat room.
"The charge up the hill under fire," supplemented the operator.
The police then prepared to charge up the hill, when the firing party decamped.
Because we never supposed that anybody would be fool enough to charge up there.
Crook ordered Colonel Hayes' brigade to cross Cloyd's meadow, charge up the hill, and take the batteries.
I had such perfect trust in him that while he was guiding me I was ready to charge up to the very cannon's mouth.
We cannot charge up the narrow street in face of the cannon!
She would take a run back and then charge up, sometimes reaching an incredible height.
Its easy enough to charge up a poor horse to the account of a rider.
early 13c., "to load, fill," from Old French chargier "to load, burden, weigh down," from Late Latin carricare "to load a wagon or cart," from Latin carrus "wagon" (see car). Senses of "entrust," "command," "accuse" all emerged in Middle English and were found in Old French. Sense of "rush in to attack" is 1560s, perhaps through earlier meaning of "load a weapon" (1540s). Related: Charged; charging. Chargé d'affaires was borrowed from French, 1767, literally "charged with affairs."
c.1200, "a load, a weight," from Old French charge "load, burden; imposition," from chargier "to load, to burden" (see charge (v.)). Meaning "responsibility, burden" is mid-14c. (e.g. take charge, late 14c.; in charge, 1510s), which progressed to "pecuniary burden, cost, burden of expense" (mid-15c.), and then to "price demanded for service or goods" (1510s). Legal sense of "accusation" is late 15c.; earlier "injunction, order" (late 14c.). Electrical sense is from 1767. Slang meaning "thrill, kick" (American English) is from 1951.
To rob (1930s+ Underworld)