This week, investors were, um, charged up, by two simultaneous bold strokes.
Howard turned to the left, charged up the hill and captured it before the enemy had time to intrench, taking many prisoners.
The Russians, as they charged up the heights, yelled like demons.
The farmer got paid for his corn stalks, and it is to be charged up to pa.
As the five charged up to him, revolver in hand, he sank to the ground.
The Dervishes rushed from the wood and charged up to within sixty yards of the guns, only, however, to be shot down in hundreds.
More stolen cattle to be charged up to the Indians, I suppose.
The Thirty-fifth was driven back, and Fifty-sixth charged up and found a strong line of battle in the rifle pits.
When they charged up the hill with the bayonet he was at their head.
An' they's a heft of other stuff they've got charged up agin me—over on the Yukon side.
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)