[ verb oh-ver-chahrj; noun oh-ver-chahrj ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈtʃɑrdʒ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌtʃɑrdʒ /

verb (used with object), o·ver·charged, o·ver·charg·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·ver·charged, o·ver·charg·ing.

to make an excessive charge; charge too much for something.


Origin of overcharge

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


o·ver·charg·er, noun
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verb (ˌəʊvəˈtʃɑːdʒ)

to charge too much
(tr) to fill or load beyond capacity
literary another word for exaggerate

noun (ˈəʊvəˌtʃɑːdʒ)

an excessive price or charge
an excessive load
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