- 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.
- a charge in excess of a stated or just price.
- an act of overcharging.
- an excessive load.
Origin of overcharge
Related Words for overchargecheat, fleece, overtax, overburden, soak, clip, embellish, nick, pad, stick, gyp, extortion
Examples from the Web for overcharge
Historical Examples of overcharge
These will be spoken of as the "Regular" charge and the "Overcharge."
Every fourth week give the Overcharge instead of the Regular charge.
After the overcharge is completed, take gravity readings of all the cells.
You have encouraged him, in every way you know how to overcharge.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
He had recouped himself for the overcharge on the cup of tea.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Daniel Turner Holmes
- to charge too much
- (tr) to fill or load beyond capacity
- literary another word for exaggerate
- an excessive price or charge
- an excessive load