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.
- o·ver·charg·er, noun
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How to use overcharge in a sentence
Slim's overcharges reduce average living standards of the Mexican family more than $600 per year.Is the New York Times Biased in Favor of Carlos Slim? | Justin Green | March 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
As for the allegations of overcharges, Gans insists the audit findings were exaggerated.Supreme Group Probed Over No-Bid Contracts to Feed Troops in Afghanistan | Aram Roston | November 27, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Napoleon examined his domestic bills himself, detected overcharges and errors.How to Succeed | Orison Swett Marden
Some years ago complaints were made by certain French traders of overcharges; these were investigated, and money was refunded.The Contemporary Review, January 1883 | Various
Overcharges allowed from eight in the morning to half past ten in the forenoon, and from five to eight in the evening.A Description of Modern Birmingham | Charles Pye
British Dictionary definitions for overcharge
to charge too much
(tr) to fill or load beyond capacity
an excessive price or charge
an excessive load
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