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overcharge

[ verb oh-ver-chahrj; noun oh-ver-chahrj ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞t蕛蓱rd蕭; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢t蕛蓱rd蕭 /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路charged, o路ver路charg路ing.
to charge (a purchaser) too high a price: When the manager realized we'd been overcharged, she gave us a credit for the difference.
to fill too full; overload.
to exaggerate: to overcharge the importance of ancestry.
verb (used without object), o路ver路charged, o路ver路charg路ing.
to make an excessive charge; charge too much for something.
noun
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Origin of overcharge

Middle English word dating back to 1275鈥1325; see origin at over-, charge

OTHER WORDS FROM overcharge

o路ver路charg路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overcharge

overcharge

verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞t蕛蓱藧d蕭)
to charge too much
(tr) to fill or load beyond capacity
literary another word for exaggerate
noun (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢t蕛蓱藧d蕭)
an excessive price or charge
an excessive load
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